viral shedding


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virus shedding

, viral shedding
The release of a virus from the host.

vi·ral shed·ding

(vīrăl sheding)
Presence of virus in body secretions, in excretions, or in body surface lesions with potential for disease transmission and infection.
Synonym(s): virus shedding.

viral shedding,

n process that occurs when a virus is present in bodily fluids or open wounds and can thereby be transmitted to another person, as with herpetic lesions.
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Nevertheless, vaccination is currently the recommended practice for decreasing the clinical cases and viral shedding once treatment methods are ineffective and only provide palliative care.
In the absence of symptoms, swab testing for preventing HSV transmission is not appropriate, because viral shedding is intermittent (8).
Perhaps the greatest uncertainty in the pathogenesis of EBOV infection concerns the time, duration, and amount of viral shedding from infected patients, most particularly with respect to aerosol transmission.
While the risk of spreading the virus was twice as high and the risk for lesions almost three times as high among people with symptomatic herpes infection, even with those people who had never shown symptoms, viral shedding occurred on 10 percent of days.
Viral shedding is believed to occur from nasal and oral secretions, with buccal swab specimens offering the highest yield for virus detection.
The company says the primary endpoint is the time to clearing of viral shedding.
This minimizes the virus' impact on production, but may not significantly reduce viral shedding.
The vaccine, made from inactivated virus, has been demonstrated to reduce the incidence and severity of lung lesions, as well as the duration of coughing and viral shedding.
It's wise for you to stay on suppressive therapy; not only does it reduce the likelihood of further outbreaks, it also decreases the amount of viral shedding (when the virus comes out of dormancy and produces lesions).
8) The frequency of active viral shedding appears to be low at 2% to 3%.
In children, most of the viral shedding occurs in the first 48 hours.
But recent studies found that this approach had no effect on the symptoms or amount of viral shedding in individuals with rhinovirus cold.