Inoculum at the time of SARS-CoV-2 exposure and risk of disease severity.

Guallar MP, Meiriño R, Donat-Vargas C, Corral O, Jouvé N, Soriano V

Int J Infect Dis 97 (-) 290-292 [2020-08-00; online 2020-06-14]

A relationship between the infecting dose and the risk of disease severity has not been demonstrated for SARS-CoV-2 infection. Here, we report three clusters of individuals that were potentially exposed to distinct inoculum in Madrid. Overall each group developed divergent clinical forms of COVID-19. Our data support that a greater viral inoculum at the time of SARS-CoV-2 exposure might determine a higher risk of severe COVID-19.

Category: Health

Type: Journal article

PubMed 32553720

DOI 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.06.035

Crossref 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.06.035

pii: S1201-9712(20)30470-7
pmc: PMC7293836

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