Potential Presymptomatic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2, Zhejiang Province, China, 2020

Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 May;26(5):1052-1054. doi: 10.3201/eid2605.200198. Epub 2020 May 17.

Abstract

We report a 2-family cluster of persons infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in the city of Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, China, during January 2020. The infections resulted from contact with an infected but potentially presymptomatic traveler from the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province.

Keywords: 2019 novel coronavirus disease; COVID-19; China; SARS-CoV-2; Zhejiang; asymptomatic; cluster; coronavirus; respiratory infections; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; viruses.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asymptomatic Diseases*
  • Betacoronavirus* / genetics
  • Betacoronavirus* / isolation & purification
  • Child
  • China
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Coronavirus Infections / transmission*
  • Family Health
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia, Viral / transmission*
  • Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Travel

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 diagnostic testing
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2