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2021 May 07

Age Ageing

Are presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections in nursing home residents unrecognized symptomatic infections? Sequence and metadata from weekly testing in an extensive nursing home outbreak.


van den Besselaar JH, Sikkema RS, Koene FMHPA, van Buul LW, Oude Munnink BB, Frénay I, Te Witt R, Koopmans MPG, Hertogh CMPM, Buurman BM
Age Ageing. 2021 May 07.
PMID: 33963830.


Sars-CoV-2 outbreaks resulted in a high case fatality rate in nursing homes (NH) worldwide. It is unknown to which extent presymptomatic residents and staff contribute to the spread of the virus.