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Discharged patients tested positive for coronavirus unlikely to be infective: expert

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Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of medical staff at work, device

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - Recent (CCTV- No access Chinese mainland)
2. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Tong Zhaohui, professor, department of respiration and critical care medicine, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital (partially overlaid with shot 3):
"I don't think 'back to positive' is the right term. Saying a person is 'back to positive' sounds like he was tested negative and now turns back to positive. In fact, in my opinion, some patients have always been coronavirus-positive, but only the test results show negative. There might be something wrong with the testing kits, sampling or transportation of the samples that leads to the two negative test results which allows the patients to be discharged from hospital."
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3. Various of interview in progress
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Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
4. Various of medical staff at work

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - Recent (CCTV- No access Chinese mainland)
5. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Tong Zhaohui, professor, department of respiration and critical care medicine, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital (partially overlaid with shot 6):
"First, none of their family members have been tested positive for the coronavirus. Second, the virus collected from these patients are cultured and tested negative. Third, although their nucleic acid test results showed positive, we found that these patients have developed neutralizing antibodies on our follow-up visits in their recovery period. Such neutralizing antibodies is a protective antibody, which can protect the patients by neutralizing the nucleic acids in their bodies."
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6. Interview in progress
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Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - March 23, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Building, plaque reading "epidemic-free community"
8. Various of residents having temperature checked outside stores

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - March 24, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Wang Wei, president, Wuhan's Tongji Hospital:
"We need to track these patients. Discharged patients still need to have a two-week self-quarantine and should be tested again during the two weeks. We need to track and have follow-up visits to these patients, making sure they are under effective management."

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - March 22, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
10. Various of worker disinfecting bus

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Patients tested positive for novel coronavirus after being discharged from hospital are unlikely to be infective, said medical experts.

In an interview with the China Central Television (CCTV), Tong Zhaohui, a member of the national team and professor with the department of respiration and critical care medicine of the Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, said it is unlikely that these patients were infected twice.

"I don't think 'back to positive' is the right term. Saying a person is 'back to positive' sounds like he was tested negative and now turns back to positive. In fact, in my opinion, some patients have always been coronavirus-positive, but only the test results show negative. There might be something wrong with the testing kits, sampling or transportation of the samples that leads to the two negative test results which allows the patients to be discharged from hospital," said Tong.

Under China's testing criteria, people can be released from hospital if their body temperature is normal for three days, they have no respiratory problems, and the chest lesions shown on the computed tomography have significantly improved. They must also test negative in two consecutive PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests at least one day apart.

Tong added that although they are tested positive again, most of the patients have no symptoms and are actually recovered and unlikely to be infective.

"First, none of their family members have been tested positive for the coronavirus. Second, the virus collected from these patients are cultured and tested negative. Third, although their nucleic acid test results showed positive, we found that these patients have developed neutralizing antibodies on our follow-up visits in their recovery period. Such neutralizing antibodies is a protective antibody, which can protect the patients by neutralizing the nucleic acids in their bodies," said Tong.

Medical experts also warned that patients should be placed under close watch even after they are discharged from the hospital.

"We need to track these patients. Discharged patients still need to have a two-week self-quarantine and should be tested again during the two weeks. We need to track and have follow-up visits to these patients, making sure they are under effective management," said Wang Wei, president of Wuhan's Tongji Hospital.

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China-Coronavirus/Patient/Positive

Discharged patients tested positive for coronavirus unlikely to be infective: expert

Dateline : March 24, 2020/Recent

Location : China

Duration : 2'07

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Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of medical staff at work, device

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - Recent (CCTV- No access Chinese mainland)
2. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Tong Zhaohui, professor, department of respiration and critical care medicine, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital (partially overlaid with shot 3):
"I don't think 'back to positive' is the right term. Saying a person is 'back to positive' sounds like he was tested negative and now turns back to positive. In fact, in my opinion, some patients have always been coronavirus-positive, but only the test results show negative. There might be something wrong with the testing kits, sampling or transportation of the samples that leads to the two negative test results which allows the patients to be discharged from hospital."
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3. Various of interview in progress
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Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
4. Various of medical staff at work

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - Recent (CCTV- No access Chinese mainland)
5. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Tong Zhaohui, professor, department of respiration and critical care medicine, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital (partially overlaid with shot 6):
"First, none of their family members have been tested positive for the coronavirus. Second, the virus collected from these patients are cultured and tested negative. Third, although their nucleic acid test results showed positive, we found that these patients have developed neutralizing antibodies on our follow-up visits in their recovery period. Such neutralizing antibodies is a protective antibody, which can protect the patients by neutralizing the nucleic acids in their bodies."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
6. Interview in progress
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - March 23, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Building, plaque reading "epidemic-free community"
8. Various of residents having temperature checked outside stores

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - March 24, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Wang Wei, president, Wuhan's Tongji Hospital:
"We need to track these patients. Discharged patients still need to have a two-week self-quarantine and should be tested again during the two weeks. We need to track and have follow-up visits to these patients, making sure they are under effective management."

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - March 22, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
10. Various of worker disinfecting bus


Patients tested positive for novel coronavirus after being discharged from hospital are unlikely to be infective, said medical experts.

In an interview with the China Central Television (CCTV), Tong Zhaohui, a member of the national team and professor with the department of respiration and critical care medicine of the Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, said it is unlikely that these patients were infected twice.

"I don't think 'back to positive' is the right term. Saying a person is 'back to positive' sounds like he was tested negative and now turns back to positive. In fact, in my opinion, some patients have always been coronavirus-positive, but only the test results show negative. There might be something wrong with the testing kits, sampling or transportation of the samples that leads to the two negative test results which allows the patients to be discharged from hospital," said Tong.

Under China's testing criteria, people can be released from hospital if their body temperature is normal for three days, they have no respiratory problems, and the chest lesions shown on the computed tomography have significantly improved. They must also test negative in two consecutive PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests at least one day apart.

Tong added that although they are tested positive again, most of the patients have no symptoms and are actually recovered and unlikely to be infective.

"First, none of their family members have been tested positive for the coronavirus. Second, the virus collected from these patients are cultured and tested negative. Third, although their nucleic acid test results showed positive, we found that these patients have developed neutralizing antibodies on our follow-up visits in their recovery period. Such neutralizing antibodies is a protective antibody, which can protect the patients by neutralizing the nucleic acids in their bodies," said Tong.

Medical experts also warned that patients should be placed under close watch even after they are discharged from the hospital.

"We need to track these patients. Discharged patients still need to have a two-week self-quarantine and should be tested again during the two weeks. We need to track and have follow-up visits to these patients, making sure they are under effective management," said Wang Wei, president of Wuhan's Tongji Hospital.

ID : 8138631

Published : 2020-03-25 16:08

Last Modified : 2020-03-25 19:21:22

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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