Dynamics of healthcare-associated SARS-CoV-2 infections revealed with whole genome sequencing
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 01:05 PM
Outbreaks of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are a frequent occurrence in healthcare settings such as hospitals and nursing homes, as physical distancing is difficult to achieve despite all infection prevention and control measures that are implemented in these settings. Early case detection allows individuals to be isolated and secondary transmissions better prevented, though pre- or asymptomatic cases that may still be transmitted between both healthcare workers and patients must also be considered. Read more.