A new Canadian Covid-19 gargle test 'one of the first of its kind' in the world, doctor says - News Summed Up

A new Canadian Covid-19 gargle test 'one of the first of its kind' in the world, doctor says


(CNN) Most children in British Columbia can say goodbye to those icky swabs and uncomfortable Covid-19 tests as the Canadian province launches a new gargle method for students ages 4 to 19. "It is one of the first of its kind around the world," said Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C. Centre for Disease Control says the new test is just as accurate as tests using a nasal swab and is much easier to administer for children. The announcement comes at a time when testing is in high demand: Canada has seen a doubling of new daily cases in the last month. And while experts are still looking into the role children play in Covid-19 transmission, a recent report suggests they can -- and do -- spread the virus, even when they have mild or no symptoms.


Source: CNN September 19, 2020 04:07 UTC



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