Is it infectious to cure the patient after discharge? Answers from experts of Health Committee

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 Is it infectious to cure the patient after discharge? Answers from experts of Health Committee


Is it infectious after discharge (source: Peoples daily)

Guo Yanhong, inspector general of the State Health Commissions medical administration, introduced at the press conference of the joint prevention and control mechanism of the State Council on the afternoon of August 28 that some provinces reported the cure of discharged patients and found positive nucleic acid test in the process of further consultation. Through monitoring, it was found that this part of patients did not infect others again, and another part of patients turned negative when they tested the new coronavirus nucleic acid again.

She said the novel coronavirus pneumonia virus is a new virus, and its pathogenesis, the whole picture of the disease and the characteristics of the disease need further understanding. So on the one hand, we need to further strengthen the management of discharged patients. Now we need to conduct 14 days of medical observation, and strengthen follow-up, health monitoring and health guidance during the implementation of 14 days of medical observation. At the same time, we organize experts to further study this situation, and further deepen the understanding of the whole process of the occurrence, development and prognosis of the disease.

A case in Xuzhou has been admitted to hospital for observation after 14 days isolation

After 14 days of centralized isolation, one case was positive in nucleic acid recheck (no symptoms), and now it has been admitted to the designated hospital for medical observation; eight close contacts were found, and they are undergoing centralized isolation observation.

Tong Zhaohui, a member of the expert group of the central guidance group to Hubei and vice president of Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, said that under normal circumstances, there are patients who are reexamined to be positive in nucleic acid test after discharge, which is generally not called reinfection, but there may be some patients, such as elderly patients, whose virus removal from the human body is delayed. So retesting is still positive, not relapse or reinfection, which is a different concept.