Atypical COVID-19: preventing transmission from unexpected cases

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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Aug 13:1-9. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.419. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Little is known about the transmissibility of COVID-19 from patients with atypical presentations. Five COVID-19 patients presenting without acute respiratory symptoms exposed 247 contacts during their hospital stay. After 14 days of close surveillance, 19 contacts developed respiratory symptoms and were screened for SARS-CoV-2. None were infected with COVID-19.

PMID:32787979 | DOI:10.1017/ice.2020.419

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