Estonian Health Board: Quick tests for coronavirus not trustworthy

  • 2020-03-10
  • BNS/TBT Staff
TALLINN – The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) believes that, due to insufficient validation, the quick tests for detecting coronavirus are not trustworthy and may therefore give false-negative results, the Estonian Health Board said. Mari-Anne Harma, head of the infectious disease monitoring and epidemic control department at the Estonian Health Board, said that at the moment, infection can be detected by analysis of the nasopharynx and throat, because people spread the virus as a drop infection, for example, by coughing and sneezing. "...
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