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WHO Reveals When COVID-19 Patients Are The Most Contagious
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10 Jun 2020 03:11 AM EST

The World Health Organization says people with the novel coronavirus are most infectious just at the point when they first begin to feel sick. According to Reuters, WHO experts said Tuesday that it was this feature that has made it so hard to control the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. However, officials said it can be accomplished through social distancing and robust testing. It appears...that people have more virus in their body at or around the time that they develop symptoms, so very early on. Maria van Kerkhove Epidemiologist, World Health Organization The virus lodges in the upper respiratory tract, making it easier to transmit by droplets. Related viruses like SARS or MERS are in the lower tract.