Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

COVID-19, Do We Need to Screen Systematically Asymptomatic HCW?

Pierre Moënne-Locoz1, Beya Maamar1, Marion Zahar1, Chakib Alloui1,4, Delphine Seytre1, Segolène Brichler1,4, Hugues Cordel2, Jean-Ralph Zahar1,3 and Alexandra Lomont1,3*

1University of Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cité; Department of Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Risk Control and Prevention Unit, Groupe Hospitalier Paris Seine Saint-Denis, France 2Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Groupe Hospitalier Paris Seine Saint-Denis, France 3IAME, UMR 1137, University of Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France 4INSERM, U942, F-75010, France

*Correspondance to: Alexandra Lomont 

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Abstract

The search and isolate policy is fundamental to control the risk of SARS-CoV-2 diffusion. Recent data suggest that the number of hospital acquisition has decreased significantly with universal masking and respect for physical distancing. At the beginning of the second wave, we wanted to prospectively assess the prevalence of COVID-19 infection among health care workers and the situations of intra-hospital transmission. Our results suggest that we need to focus on physical distancing during mealtimes and breaks.

Keywords:

COVID-19; Health care workers; Transmission control

Citation:

Moënne-Locoz P, Maamar B, Zahar M, Alloui C, Seytre D, Brichler S, et al. COVID-19, Do We Need to Screen Systematically Asymptomatic HCW?. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2021; 6: 2002..

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