WHO clarifies on asymptomatic patients
- June 11, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: Science and tech/IR
World Health Organisation (WHO) earlier said that transmission of Covid-19 from asymptomatic carriers is “very rare”, and then clarified that modelling studies have put the extent of asymptomatic transmission to about 40%
- Asymptomatic spread is the transmission of the virus by people who do not have symptoms and will never get symptoms from their infection.
- They are also called as “silent spreaders” — people who have no idea they are infected.