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CDC study suggests quarantine after potential Covid-19 exposure despite use of face masks
Dr Surya Kant, Professor and Head, Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, KGMU, UP, Lucknow. National Vice Chairman IMA-AMS,  15 October 2021
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Quarantine after Covid-19 exposure is helpful even if the patient as well as the contact were wearing masks, suggests a new CDC study reported in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal.Data for the study was collected from October 20, 2020 to March 1, 2021. The study included 966 contacts associated with 431 patients with Covid-19. Out of these 966 contacts, 198 were positive for Covid-19, while 768 tested negative, resulting in an overall SAR of 20.5%. The effectiveness of masks for redu...
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