A team of eminent doctors published a report in Friday’s edition of The Lancet medical journal which found that persons may be infected with the China coronavirus without presenting any symptoms.
Such patients were described in the report as ‘afebrile’, a medical term indicating no fever or outward signs of sickness. The authors of the report indicated such carriers may help to spread the outbreak by remaining undetected.
The findings of the study cast doubt on the effectiveness of screenings procedures implemented at airports around the world to prevent the spread of the disease.
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