Covid FAQ

Type of test for COVID-19

by globalhealth on Mar 23, 2020 in Covid FAQ
For initial diagnostic testing for COVID-19, CDC recommends collecting and testing upper respiratory tract specimens (nasopharyngeal swab). CDC also recommends testing lower respiratory tract specimens, if available.   For patients who develop a productive cough, sputum should be collected and tested for...

Climate and temperature on attack rate and viability of COVID-19

by Steve on Mar 23, 2020 in Covid FAQ
Chan, K.H., et al 2011 published an article on the “Effects of Temperature and Relative Humidity on the Viability of the SARS Coronavirus” which studied the stability of the virus at different temperatures and relative humidity on smooth surfaces. “The dried virus on smooth surfaces retained its viability for over...

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