Temporal profile and determinants of viral shedding and of viral clearance confirmation on nasopharyngeal swabs from SARS-CoV-2-positive subjects: a population-based prospective cohort study in Reggio Emilia, Italy

Pamela Mancuso, Francesco Venturelli, Massimo Vicentini, Cinzia Perilli, Elisabetta Larosa, Eufemia Bisaccia, Emanuela Bedeschi, Alessandro Zerbini, Paolo Giorgi Rossi

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e040380
JournalBMJ Open
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2 2020


  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections/complications
  • Female
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nasopharynx/virology
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral/complications
  • Prospective Studies
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Specimen Handling
  • Time Factors
  • Virus Shedding

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