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Asymptomatic Transmission, the Achilles’ Heel of Current Strategies to Control Covid-19

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Title

Asymptomatic Transmission, the Achilles’ Heel of Current Strategies to Control Covid-19

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Traditional infection-control and public health strategies rely heavily on early detection of disease to contain spread. When Covid-19 burst onto the global scene, public health officials initially deployed interventions that were used to control severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003, including symptom-based case detection and subsequent testing to guide isolation and quarantine.

Date

2020-04-24

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Gandhi, Monica, Deborah S. Yokoe, and Diane V. Havlir. 2020. "Asymptomatic Transmission, the Achilles’ Heel of Current Strategies to Control Covid-19." New England Journal of Medicine.

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