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People With Mild Symptoms Can Spread Coronavirus, European Researchers Warn

In Europe, with cases on the rise, researchers are learning more about the spread of the disease. For one, people experiencing mild symptoms appear to be able to spread the virus easily.
A handful of untraceable cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the Netherlands alerted public health researchers that the virus may be spread by people with mild symptoms early in the progression of the illness. Source: Yuriko Nakao

People infected with the coronavirus can spread it easily, even if they're not yet experiencing severe symptoms of the disease, according to virologists watching the pandemic unfold in Europe.

"In this infection, we see very high levels of virus in the upper airway, in the nose and throat," says , head of the department of virus science at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, who is involved with that nation's

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