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People with coronavirus may be most infectious in the first week of symptoms

That could lend more weight to the argument in favor of wearing a mask while in public.
by Charlotte Jee

The news: People with coronavirus appear to be most infectious within their first week of experiencing symptoms, according to research published in Nature today.

The study: Researchers analyzed data from nine patients with “relatively mild” coronavirus symptoms in Munich, Germany, to see how infectious they were across a 14-day period. Specifically, they checked the viral load in samples from throat and lung swabs, sputum (coughed-up saliva and mucus), stool, blood, and urine.

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