Rio University Scientists Find Patient Infected with Coronavirus for Five Months

Over 20 percent of patients monitored by the University of Rio de Janeiro sustained the virus in their bodies for more than a month. Researchers also discovered that it is possible to transmit the coronavirus even after the second week of infection.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Researchers from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) found that the novel coronavirus can remain active in the body of an infected person for a long time. Contrary to what was believed, it can be transmitted even after the second week of infection.

The study monitored a patient who tested positive with the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?