Comprehensive investigation of an in-hospital transmission cluster of a symptomatic SARS-CoV-2-positive physician among patients and healthcare workers in Germany.

Wendt R, Nagel S, Nickel O, Wolf J, Kalbitz S, Kaiser T, Borte S, L├╝bbert C

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 41 (10) 1209-1211 [2020-10-00; online 2020-06-03]

We investigated potential transmissions of a symptomatic SARS-CoV-2-positive physician in a tertiary-care hospital who worked for 15 cumulative hours without wearing a face mask. No in-hospital transmissions occurred, despite 254 contacts among patients and healthcare workers. In conclusion, exposed hospital staff continued work, accompanied by close clinical and virologic monitoring.

Category: Health

Type: Journal article

PubMed 32489162

DOI 10.1017/ice.2020.268

Crossref 10.1017/ice.2020.268

pii: S0899823X20002688
pmc: PMC7298077

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