According tomedia reports, one of the most confusing questions surrounding the new coronavirus pandemic is how long the virus will stay in the body. Testing for the virus has brought confusing results to scientists, including asymptomatic patients who have never been sick but are still positive, and even those who have beaten the virus but are still positive again and again.
A man in Singapore has just experienced the most dramatic conditions of the virus, even though it has been defeated by a person’s immune system, the Los Angeles Times reported. Charles Pignal, 42, reportedly developed mild symptoms, including a cough and fever, but the symptoms quickly disappeared. But although the symptoms disappeared, the virus did not admit defeat.
Like other confirmed patients with the new coronavirus, Pignal must undergo multiple tests for the new coronavirus before being allowed to go home. This raises a serious problem because after his symptoms disappeared, the virus seemed to have only stayed in his body for a few weeks. We know that some people who don’t show symptoms still have the ability to spread the virus, so it’s important to make sure Pignal doesn’t spread the disease, but he doesn’t seem to be able to get rid of the virus.
It is reported that after he “defeated” the virus and caused the symptoms to subside, he spent 40 days waiting for the virus to finally leave his body.
Understanding how and why some patients have been infected with the virus longer than others is an urgent mystery. Health officials have issued guidelines on how to deal with the new coronavirus patients who have recovered from unknowingly transmitting the virus to their family and friends.
Some health experts believe that poor testing may be part of the cause of these long stories of new coronavirus recovery. They point out that by testing for dead virus fragments, the test results may be false positive. A person may not actually have a virus, but because the virus “junk” is still floating in their blood, testing can trigger a positive result.
Looking ahead, doctors will need a better way to determine when a patient has officially overcome the new coronavirus.