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Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of a familial cluster of COVID-19.
Epidemiol Infect. 2020 07 07; 148:e145.EI

Abstract

We report a family cluster of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection involving five patients in a family cluster in Dazhou, China, including the epidemiological, clinical, laboratory and radiological findings. Three-generation transmission was observed. Through epidemiological investigation, we observed asymptomatic transmission to a cohabiting family member, as well as person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 outside Wuhan city. The asymptomatic transmission demonstrated here provides evidence that there could be a greater risk of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread. This cluster also demonstrated that COVID-19 is transmissible during the incubation period of an asymptomatic person. Early isolation and treatment, stressing prevention of cluster outbreaks, could help prevent further spread of the epidemic.

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Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Dazhou Central Hopsital, Dazhou, Sichuan, China.Department of Intensive Care Unit, Dazhou Central Hospital, Dazhou, Sichuan, China.Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Dazhou Central Hopsital, Dazhou, Sichuan, China.Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Dazhou Central Hopsital, Dazhou, Sichuan, China.Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Dazhou Central Hopsital, Dazhou, Sichuan, China.Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Dazhou Central Hopsital, Dazhou, Sichuan, China.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32631470

Citation

Sun, Yong, et al. "Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics of a Familial Cluster of COVID-19." Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 148, 2020, pp. e145.
Sun Y, Tian L, Du X, et al. Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of a familial cluster of COVID-19. Epidemiol Infect. 2020;148:e145.
Sun, Y., Tian, L., Du, X., Wang, H., Li, Y., & Wu, R. (2020). Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of a familial cluster of COVID-19. Epidemiology and Infection, 148, e145. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268820001521
Sun Y, et al. Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics of a Familial Cluster of COVID-19. Epidemiol Infect. 2020 07 7;148:e145. PubMed PMID: 32631470.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of a familial cluster of COVID-19. AU - Sun,Yong, AU - Tian,Lin, AU - Du,Xiaomei, AU - Wang,Hua, AU - Li,Yueshan, AU - Wu,Rangbing, Y1 - 2020/07/07/ PY - 2020/7/8/pubmed PY - 2020/7/22/medline PY - 2020/7/8/entrez KW - Asymptomatic transmission KW - Outside Wuhan KW - coronavirus disease 2019 KW - transmission and clinical characteristics SP - e145 EP - e145 JF - Epidemiology and infection JO - Epidemiol Infect VL - 148 N2 - We report a family cluster of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection involving five patients in a family cluster in Dazhou, China, including the epidemiological, clinical, laboratory and radiological findings. Three-generation transmission was observed. Through epidemiological investigation, we observed asymptomatic transmission to a cohabiting family member, as well as person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 outside Wuhan city. The asymptomatic transmission demonstrated here provides evidence that there could be a greater risk of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread. This cluster also demonstrated that COVID-19 is transmissible during the incubation period of an asymptomatic person. Early isolation and treatment, stressing prevention of cluster outbreaks, could help prevent further spread of the epidemic. SN - 1469-4409 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32631470/Epidemiological_and_clinical_characteristics_of_a_familial_cluster_of_COVID_19_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0950268820001521/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -