Coronavirus COVID-19 Detection, Symptoms, Spread and Prevention
Mamdouh I Nassar1*, Soha M Mohamed2, Samer M Ibrahim3
Journal Title: Journal of Clinical Immunology AND Microbiology
An ongoing outbreak of pneumonia associated with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019- nCoV) was reported in China. The epidemiological evidence has shown a potential transmission of the 2019-nCoV during the incubation period. It is unclear if the infectivity exists during the incubation period, although a person-to-person transmission has been reported in previous studies. It was believed that 2019-nCoV was transmitted through respiratory tract and then induced pneumonia, thus molecular diagnosis based on oral swabs was used for confirmation of this disease. Likewise, patient will be released upon two times of negative detection from oral swabs. This review provides a cautionary warning that COVID-19 may be shed through multiple routes.