publication . Article . 2021

High Amounts of SARS-CoV-2 Precede Sickness Among Asymptomatic Health Care Workers

Joakim Dillner; K. Miriam Elfstrom; Jonas Blomqvist; Lars Engstrand; Mathias Uhlén; Carina Eklund; Fredrik Boulund; Camilla Lagheden; Marica Hamsten; Sara Nordqvist-Kleppe; ...
  • Published: 13 Feb 2021 Journal: The Journal of Infectious Diseases (issn: 0022-1899, eissn: 1537-6613, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:sec> <jats:title>Background</jats:title> <jats:p>Whether severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) positivity among asymptomatic subjects reflects past or future disease may be difficult to ascertain.</jats:p> </jats:sec> <jats:sec> <jats:title>Methods</jats:title> <jats:p>We tested 9449 employees at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden for SARS-CoV-2 RNA and antibodies, linked the results to sick leave records, and determined associations with past or future sick leave using multinomial logistic regression.</jats:p> </jats:sec> <jats:sec> <jats:title>Results</jats:title> <jats:p>Subjects wi...
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free text keywords: Immunology and Allergy, Infectious Diseases, Asymptomatic, medicine.symptom, medicine, Disease, business.industry, business, Sick leave, Absolute risk reduction, Serology, Multinomial logistic regression, Health care, Cohort, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty
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