PathogenAR Module – COVID-19—Nasopharyngeal Swabs

The COVID-19: Nasopharyngeal Swabs module is part of the Pathogens in Augmented Reality (PathogenAR) mobile app. Infection with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is routinely detected via collection of specimens from the surface of the respiratory mucosa followed by a laboratory technique called RT-PCR.   There can be mild, unavoidable discomfort associated with this test due to the shape of the nasal cavity and the distance the swab must travel to reach its target: the nasopharynx.  In this module, you will perform a virtual nasopharyngeal swab sample collection and take a look inside the nasal cavity to explore the anatomy of this region.

Below is a list of resources to support this module.

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