Coronavirus: 75% of patients in nursing homes were asymptomatic

DAt the beginning of April, numerous tests were carried out in nursing homes. Researchers became interested in the results and published a letter with recommendations in the scientific journal “The Lancet. ” We learn that 75% of patients had no symptoms at the time of sampling.

“This may explain why the virus has continued to circulate so much in nursing homes,” analyzes Yves Coppieters, interviewed by RTBF. Results that call for reflection on the testing strategy? This is the opinion of the epidemiologist. “Mass detection campaigns should be carried out on a regular basis and symptomatic and asymptomatic people captured. “

A measure that Yves Coppieters even imagines on a larger scale, especially in municipalities with a large circulation of the virus.



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