Epidemiological and viral features of a cohort of SARS-CoV-2 symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals in an area of the Colombian Caribbean

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Epidemiological and viral features of a cohort of SARS-CoV-2 symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals in an area of the Colombian Caribbean

Authors
  • Mattar, Salim
  • Martinez-Bravo, Caty
  • Rivero, Ricardo
  • Contreras, Hector
  • Faccini_Martinez, Alvaro
  • Guzman, Camilo
  • Galeano, Ketty
  • Alvis, Nelson
  • Contreras, Veronica
  • Arrieta, German
  • Marco González Tous
  • Miranda, Jorge
  • Ospina, Martha Lucia
  • Camargo-Assis, Francisco
  • Mercado-Reyes, Marcela
  • Garay, Evelyn
  • Garcia-Perez, Alejandra
  • Lopez, Yesica
  • Tique, Vaneza
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Oct 09, 2020
Pages
1–10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-57254/v3
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MyScienceWork
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Abstract

Background. Severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is an emerging viral pandemic disease. In the last six months, SARS-CoV-2 has caused millions of reported cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths. As other world regions, South America has not contained the pandemic's advance since it lacks the hospital and economic capacities. Public health implications of transmission, while the asymptomatic/presymptomatic infection is a critical concern at the current pandemic.

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