“The Virus Can Live In the Body”: The Head of Rospotrebnadzor on the Infectiousness of People with Immunity to COVID

It is noted that the virus is found on the nasal mucosa and on the back of the pharynx.

popova said that a person with immunity to COVID-19 can be contagious

The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that a person who has had a new coronavirus and who has immunity can be a carrier of infection.

According to Popova, the carrier may not get sick and not have clinical manifestations of the presence of the virus.

“From what scientists say today, immunity to the virus is non-sterile. This means that the virus can live in the body despite the fact that a person does not get sick, does not give a clinical picture. It lives on the mucous membrane, in other cells of the body. He may not give a clinic, but he can be a source of infection for someone, “she said at a press conference.

It is noted that the virus is found on the nasal mucosa and on the back of the pharynx, and in the second case it is twice as large.

She added that scientists have to find out whether such a person can infect others, writes Interfax.

“Now they are looking for evidence – he can infect, he cannot,” Popova explained.

Recall that Western scientists have found that a new type of coronavirus infection spreads and multiplies fastest in the human oral cavity.

According to experts, the virus enters the cavity of the salivary glands and reproduces there. Moreover, after a person swallows saliva, the coronavirus immediately enters the gastrointestinal tract.

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