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The relative transmissibility of asymptomatic COVID-19 infections among close contacts.
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 May; 94:145-147.IJ

Abstract

Asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 is an important topic. A recent study in China showed that transmissibility of the asymptomatic cases is comparable to that of symptomatic cases. Here, we discuss that the conclusion may depend on how we interpret the data. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time the relative transmissibility of asymptomatic COVID-19 infections is quantified.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Applied Mathematics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. Electronic address: daihai.he@polyu.edu.hk.JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; Shenzhen Research Institute of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China.Michigan Institute for Data Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.Department of Applied Mathematics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.Clinical Research Center, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; Shenzhen Research Institute of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China.School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32315808

Citation

He, Daihai, et al. "The Relative Transmissibility of Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infections Among Close Contacts." International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, vol. 94, 2020, pp. 145-147.
He D, Zhao S, Lin Q, et al. The relative transmissibility of asymptomatic COVID-19 infections among close contacts. Int J Infect Dis. 2020;94:145-147.
He, D., Zhao, S., Lin, Q., Zhuang, Z., Cao, P., Wang, M. H., & Yang, L. (2020). The relative transmissibility of asymptomatic COVID-19 infections among close contacts. International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, 94, 145-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.04.034
He D, et al. The Relative Transmissibility of Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infections Among Close Contacts. Int J Infect Dis. 2020;94:145-147. PubMed PMID: 32315808.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The relative transmissibility of asymptomatic COVID-19 infections among close contacts. AU - He,Daihai, AU - Zhao,Shi, AU - Lin,Qianying, AU - Zhuang,Zian, AU - Cao,Peihua, AU - Wang,Maggie H, AU - Yang,Lin, Y1 - 2020/04/18/ PY - 2020/04/03/received PY - 2020/04/09/revised PY - 2020/04/15/accepted PY - 2020/4/22/pubmed PY - 2020/5/21/medline PY - 2020/4/22/entrez KW - Asymptomatic infection KW - COVID-19 KW - Relative transmissibility SP - 145 EP - 147 JF - International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases JO - Int J Infect Dis VL - 94 N2 - Asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 is an important topic. A recent study in China showed that transmissibility of the asymptomatic cases is comparable to that of symptomatic cases. Here, we discuss that the conclusion may depend on how we interpret the data. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time the relative transmissibility of asymptomatic COVID-19 infections is quantified. SN - 1878-3511 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32315808/The_relative_transmissibility_of_asymptomatic_COVID_19_infections_among_close_contacts_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1201-9712(20)30250-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -