WHO says coronavirus transmission from asymptomatic patients rare

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that asymptomatic patients is of coronavirus rarely transmit the disease. During a press briefing, head of WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, said spread from asymptomatic and presymptomatic people does occur, but recommended focusing on tracing and isolating symptomatic people to better attack the outbreak.

Dr Isaac Bogoch and Dr Allan Detsky of the University of Toronto pointed out that the issue might of semantics and misuse of the term “asymptomatic” when referring to “presymptomatic” patients.

Source: Forbes