CScientists and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say this variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is less severe than those that have previously spread, yet it spreads more quickly than yours. predecessors.
Can patients without symptoms infect others?
Asymptomatic patients can transmit the coronavirus, reports the World Health Organization (WHO). It can be read on your website:
“Infected people can transmit the virus when they have symptoms and when they don’t. That’s why it’s important that all infected people are diagnosed through testing, are isolated and, depending on the severity of the disease, receive medical care. Even people who test positive for Covid-19 but who have no symptoms should remain isolated in order to limit contact with others. These measures break transmission chains.”
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The WHO also highlights that the Omicron variant spreads at a faster rate than the Delta variant – it can infect vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
However, for those who are vaccinated, symptoms tend to be significantly milder.
How long can asymptomatic coronavirus carriers infect others?
The exact rate of asymptomatic transmission is unknown.
The CDC believes that people who have been infected with Covid-19 are most contagious at the peak of their symptoms.
This means that on days when people feel at their worst, which can include experiencing a cough or fever, they are more likely to spread the virus.
However, this does not mean that it is only then that they are contagious.
People can transmit the virus in the incubation period before showing any symptoms.
Research has found that it can take up to five days for coronavirus symptoms to manifest in patients – they may even appear after the quarantine period.
A study, by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States, found that the average incubation period is 5.1 days.
According to the researchers, nearly all – 97.5% – of those who develop symptoms appeared to do so within 11.5 days of the infection.
In another study, scientists from the United States, France, China and Hong Kong found that the time between cases part of a transmission chain is less than a week.
The findings, published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, also showed that more than 10% of patients are infected by someone who has the virus but has no symptoms.
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