If you are infected with covid 19, how many days do you have to quarantine? 5 days or 7 days is enough to be safe and not infect others? and able to return to normal life
covid 19 Some people get addicted and get stuck again. like someone who has survived every season have become infected with many and believe that many people are confused that If we are now infected with covids, how many days do we have to quarantine? Who in this game has 2 ATK checks, how many days do we have to quarantine? Let’s check the information.
How many days should I quarantine if infected with covid? to not infect others
According to the announcement from the Department of Medical Services The Ministry of Public Health, updated on May 18, 2022, has quarantine recommendations for those infected with COVID-19 as follows:
- If you are well or have no symptoms: to isolate at home or at a government facility for 10 days from the date of infection. Or in the case of quarantine in a hospital or Hospital, may be quarantined for 5-7 days, then return to self-quarantine at home for 10 days.
- In case of mild symptoms : Should quarantine for about 10 days from the date of infection, but if after 10 days still have a fever Continue quarantine until symptoms improve for at least 24-48 hours.
- Infected people with severe symptoms or have specific risk conditions at the discretion of the physician : such as patients receiving chemotherapy to treat cancer bone marrow transplant patients, untreated HIV patients or people with other immunodeficiency levels to be treated in a hospital or a government facility until the condition improves. and must self-isolate at home for at least 20 days from the date of symptoms
Why do I have to quarantine for 10 days if infected with covid?
Some infected people tested ATK themselves and found that Up a single line from the 5th day of quarantine and understand that I have recovered. can no longer infect others So I wonder why we have to quarantine for 10 days. Let’s take a look at the information here.
by Prof. Dr. Yong Phuworawan, Head of the Center specializing in Virology Clinic, Department of Pediatrics Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University has revealed medical research published in the world’s leading journals that If the virus is alive and able to infect shows that the infection can still be spread which the study found The infection will decrease after 7 days, and the infection will be very rare after 10 days since the onset of illness. that means The infected person should self-isolate and protect for at least 10 days to be safe.
However, for some people who have improved May be enough to allow 7 days of home quarantine and 3 days to go out, you must protect yourself fully. because it can also infect others
Corresponding to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teera Woratanarat, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University The Facebook post reveals research that provides important information about the duration of infection, the amount of infection and the inoculation of people with COVID-19, which can be seen in the five days after infection. also found relatively high viral load Almost 50% of the infection can be cultured, so quarantine for only 5 days after infection is definitely not enough. and still not safe
However, if based on research data a safe distance from infecting others This means that they should be quarantined for at least 2 weeks or at least 10 days, but in practice it is difficult to achieve due to economic, labor and social necessities. Therefore, if an infected person needs to return to life or work 7-10 days earlier, they must be aware that they may spread the infection to others. Therefore, full protection should be taken during daily use until 2 weeks to reduce the risk of transmission. by wearing an N95 mask or equivalent Do not take off your mask when meeting, working or talking to others. keep distance Do not go to the dining circle at work. Do not go to a party to eat and drink and socialize. or activities that risk infecting others
Children infected with coronavirus may be quarantined for more than 10 days.
Although most recommend that patients quarantine for 10 days, but for children infected with coronavirus In some cases, even after 10 days, the infection may still be transmitted.
On this issue, Dr. Jirarut Chomchoey, a pediatrician specializing in respiratory diseases Pediatrics Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital has posted a personal Facebook page showing the results of a study that found among pediatric patients infected with Omicron strain The infection was still detected from the ATK test for up to 14 days, and the infection that caused the ATK to rise 2 lines was not a carcass. But there is a latent infection and can spread to other people.
In addition, from the examination of pediatric cases, it was found that some people’s ATK result on the 10th day was up to 2 dark lines, and they also had a cough and was contagious. Therefore, it is advisable to test for ATK after 10 days of quarantine, and if ATK rises by 2, it is recommended to continue quarantine until ATK rises to a single line and then resume normal schooling. Because at least it can help reduce the spread to other children.
People who are infected and are self-isolating at home. I want you to protect yourself with all your might for at least 10 days. to reduce the chance of spreading the infection to others and repeat that The Covid-19 outbreak is not over yet, so I want everyone to live cautiously. Protect yourself, don’t be faint by wearing a mask when leaving the house And it’s better to wash your hands often as you’ve done since there was covid.
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