COVID-19 Transmission Within a Family Cluster by Presymptomatic Carriers in China
Oxford University Press -- Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
DOI 10.1093/cid/ciaa316
Keyword(s)
  1. COVID-19
  2. family cluster
  3. presymptomatic carriers
Abstract(s)
Abstract

We report a family cluster of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by a presymptomatic case. There were 9 family members, including 8 laboratory-confirmed with COVID-19, and a 6-year-old child had no evidence of infection. Among the 8 patients, 1 adult and a 13-month-old infant were asymptomatic, and 1 adult was diagnosed as having severe pneumonia.