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Severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) screening among symptom-free healthcare workers.

  • Author(s): Demmer, Ryan T;
  • Ulrich, Angela K;
  • Wiggen, Talia D;
  • Strickland, Ali;
  • Naumchik, Brianna M;
  • Kulasingam, Shalini;
  • Stovitz, Steven D;
  • Marotz, Clarisse;
  • Belda-Ferre, Pedro;
  • Humphrey, Greg;
  • De Hoff, Peter;
  • Laurent, Louise;
  • Kline, Susan;
  • Knight, Rob
  • et al.
Abstract

Transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is possible among symptom-free individuals. Patients are avoiding medically necessary healthcare visits for fear of becoming infected in the healthcare setting. We screened 489 symptom-free healthcare workers for SARS-CoV-2 and found no positive results, strongly suggesting that the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 was <1%.

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