Health data revealed that more than 40 percent of those infected with the emerging coronavirus “Covid-19” in an Italian town did not show any symptoms, while it was found that young children are “very immune” against the disease.
The researchers said that the absence of symptoms on many of the injured, confirms the importance of intensifying tests in order to identify the injured, in order to isolate themselves, and avoid transmission of the disease to others.
The population of the Italian town of Vaux reaches 3,200, and this village recorded the first death from the virus in the European country.
The results revealed that 2.3 percent of the population was infected with the Coruna virus during the beginning of the closure, compared to 1.2 percent at the end of the quarantine.
The researchers were surprised that 40 percent of the positive cases did not show any symptoms at all, such as heat, sneezing and coughing.
The study, published in the journal “Nature”, stated that isolating infected cases and intensifying tests constituted a viable plan to eliminate the virus in the Italian town.
Andrina Cristani, a researcher in the Molecular Medicine Department at the University of Padua and the Department of Life Sciences at the Imperial College University in London, revealed that intensifying tests to include those without symptoms helps to curb the disease and prevent it from getting out of control.
She added that the disease can spread silently through infected people who do not show any symptoms, but control of the disease is possible.
And the study added that the load of the virus in people who did not show symptoms, is equivalent to the shipment of the virus in sick people, which means that the risk of transmission of infection is high in both cases.
According to the results, all children under the age of 10 years were not transmitted to the virus in the Italian town, although some were in shared homes with infected people.