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A Familial Cluster of Infection Associated With the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Indicating Possible Person-to-Person Transmission During the Incubation Period

Ping Yu; Jiang Zhu; Zhengdong Zhang; Yingjun Han;
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  • Published: 18 Feb 2020 Journal: The Journal of Infectious Diseases (issn: 0022-1899, eissn: 1537-6613, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract
Abstract An ongoing outbreak of pneumonia associated with 2019 novel coronavirus was reported in China. It is unclear whether the virus is infective exists during the incubation period, although person-to-person transmission has been reported elsewhere. We report the epidemiological features of a familial cluster of 4 patients in Shanghai, including an 88-year-old man with limited mobility who was exposed only to asymptomatic family members whose symptoms developed later. The epidemiological evidence has shown possible transmission of 2019 novel coronavirus during the incubation period.
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free text keywords: Immunology and Allergy, Infectious Diseases, Brief Report, 2019-nCoV, family cluster, incubation period, infectivity, Transmission (mechanics), law.invention, law, Virology, Pandemic, Asymptomatic, medicine.symptom, medicine, Virus, Epidemiology, medicine.medical_specialty, Incubation period, Infectious Disease Incubation Period, Outbreak, business.industry, business
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