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Asymptomatic COVID-19 Cases Aren’t Infectious – WHO

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The World Health Organisation(WHO) has come out to reveal that asympomatic cases of COVID-19 cannot spread the novel virus.Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s technical lead for coronavirus response and head of the emerging diseases and zoonoses unit, said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday.
Asymptomatic Covid-19 Cases Aren't Infectious-WHO
Asymptomatic Covid-19 Cases Aren’t Infectious-WHO

“From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual. “We have a number of reports from countries who are doing very detailed contact tracing. They’re following asymptomatic cases, they’re following contacts and they’re not finding secondary transmission onward. It is very rare and much of that is not published in the literature,” “We are constantly looking at this data and we’re trying to get more information from countries to truly answer this question. It still appears to be rare that an asymptomatic individual actually transmits onward.”
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