Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a paucisymptomatic patient: epidemiological and clinical challenge in settings with limited community transmission, Italy, February 2020

Emanuele Nicastri, Alessandra D'Abramo, Giovanni Faggioni, Riccardo De Santis, Andrea Mariano, Luciana Lepore, Filippo Molinari, Giancarlo Petralito, Silvia Fillo, Diego Munzi, Angela Corpolongo, Licia Bordi, Fabrizio Carletti, Concetta Castiletti, Francesca Colavita, Eleonora Lalle, Nazario Bevilacqua, Maria Letizia Giancola, Laura Scorzolini, Simone LaniniClaudia Palazzolo, Angelo De Domenico, Maria Anna Spinelli, Paola Scognamiglio, Paolo Piredda, Raffaele Iacomino, Andrea Mone, Vincenzo Puro, Nicola Petrosillo, Antonio Battistini, Francesco Vairo, Florigio Lista, Giuseppe Ippolito, Behalf Of Inmi On Behalf Of Inmi

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Abstract

Data concerning the transmission of the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in paucisymptomatic patients are lacking. We report an Italian paucisymptomatic case of coronavirus disease 2019 with multiple biological samples positive for SARS-CoV-2. This case was detected using the World Health Organization protocol on cases and contact investigation. Current discharge criteria and the impact of extra-pulmonary SARS-CoV-2 samples are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Volume25
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2020

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Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Italy
  • paucisymptomatic case

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

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