What Is the Covid-19 Viral Test?
COPV-19 or “Covid-19” is the name given to a potentially fatal virus that can spread through respiratory droplets. It is highly contagious and can be passed on by sharing an animal’s bat, coughing or sneezing. This highly contagious strain of influenza is highly transmissible among mammals. It was initially thought to have been developed in chickens and pigs but has now been found in several strains of guinea pigs, wild animals and birds. The SARS-CoV2 strain of this virus is the cause of most of the cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome currently circulating. Older adults, people with underlying pre-existing medical conditions and those with a weakened immune system seem to be at greater risk for getting seriously sick from COPV-19.
One theory as to what might have caused the first case of this new strain of virus has been linked to a patient in Guinea who was infected with a strain of the illness who later showed no signs of infection outside of Guinea. Because of this absence of evidence so far, it is thought that the virus could have spread from Guinea to other parts of the world, most likely through air travel. The latest outbreak of this disease has now spread to three countries in the Caribbean, bringing a new level of threat to people living in these regions. It is not possible to track where this virus might have originated or spread if no evidence of previous exposure is found. However, if there is one thing that is clear, it is that the disease is spreading. Recent improvements in surveillance and earlier diagnosis mean that cases have been able to be diagnosed earlier and treatment options have been improved.
Because the disease is transmittable and has the potential to be spread by contact, it is vital that anyone who has come into contact with any one of the patients’ bloodlines is tested for the virus. If you believe that you have been exposed to the causative agent, an available diagnostic test known as a covid-19 test can help to determine if your symptoms are indeed caused by the virus. This test involves taking a sample of the patient’s blood and doing a variety of laboratory tests to look for the virus. If your test results come out positive, then the testing is confirmed and you can begin treatment immediately.