Mayo Clinic Q&A: What is Viral Shedding?

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When a person is infected with a virus, the virus multiplies in the body and can be released into the environment through sneezing, coughing or even speaking. This release is called "shedding" and viral shedding is how COVID-19 is spread from person to person. How long a person who has COVID-19 will shed virus is still unknown. (Published 08/12/2020)


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    On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious disease expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, discusses viral shedding and why asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 are a big concern. (Published 08/12/2020) FREE ACCESS