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ROLE OF THE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIER IN COVID 19 TRANSMISSION

Sudhir Singh, Dilip Gode, Bhushan Madke.

Abstract
In December 2019 a novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 outbreak was first reported in Wuhan, China. Since then the disease has mushroomed in more than 210 countries/territories affecting 13,53,361 people and resulted in 79,235 total deaths and has emerged as a major public health issue. In India till April 8, 2020, 5194 cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 149 deaths from various states and union territories are reported. For a disease that was earlier thought as of zoonotic origin, person to person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection has led to the extensive spread of disease. COVID-19 has become pandemic due to its high potential to transmit infection from one person to another person, virus shedding before the development of overt symptoms and the evidence for superspreading events. To control any pandemic, we need to control infectious cases, reduce transmission and protect the susceptible population. Asymptomatic carriers can unknowingly transmit the disease to cohabiting family members. Social distancing can help in reducing the transmission of disease to susceptible individuals especially the elderly. The proportion of asymptomatic infections carriers varies from 1.2% to 37.5% among infected persons. Till the development of a safe and effective treatment or vaccine to control this pandemic, we need to diagnose all asymptomatic cases by comprehensive epidemiological investigation and aggressive testing of the at-risk population with RNA studies and antibody tests and isolate them from the healthy population.

Key words: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 infection, asymptomatic carriers, novel coronavirus


 
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Sudhir Singh, Dilip Gode, Bhushan Madke. ROLE OF THE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIER IN COVID 19 TRANSMISSION. JCR. 2020; 7(10): 113-117. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.28


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Sudhir Singh, Dilip Gode, Bhushan Madke. ROLE OF THE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIER IN COVID 19 TRANSMISSION. JCR. 2020; 7(10): 113-117. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.28



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Sudhir Singh, Dilip Gode, Bhushan Madke. ROLE OF THE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIER IN COVID 19 TRANSMISSION. JCR. (2020), [cited August 17, 2021]; 7(10): 113-117. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.28



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Sudhir Singh, Dilip Gode, Bhushan Madke (2020) ROLE OF THE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIER IN COVID 19 TRANSMISSION. JCR, 7 (10), 113-117. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.28



Turabian Style

Sudhir Singh, Dilip Gode, Bhushan Madke. 2020. ROLE OF THE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIER IN COVID 19 TRANSMISSION. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (10), 113-117. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.28



Chicago Style

Sudhir Singh, Dilip Gode, Bhushan Madke. "ROLE OF THE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIER IN COVID 19 TRANSMISSION." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 113-117. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.28



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Sudhir Singh, Dilip Gode, Bhushan Madke. "ROLE OF THE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIER IN COVID 19 TRANSMISSION." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.10 (2020), 113-117. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.28



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Sudhir Singh, Dilip Gode, Bhushan Madke (2020) ROLE OF THE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIER IN COVID 19 TRANSMISSION. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (10), 113-117. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.28