Coronavirus Disease 2019 Symptoms and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Antibody Positivity in a Large Survey of First Responders and Healthcare Personnel, May-July 2020

Lara J. Akinbami, Lyle R. Petersen, Samira Sami, Nga Vuong, Susan L. Lukacs, Lisa MacKey, Jenny Atas, Bonnie J. Lafleur

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Abstract

A severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 serosurvey among first responder/healthcare personnel showed that loss of taste/smell was most predictive of seropositivity; percent seropositivity increased with number of coronavirus disease 2019 symptoms. However, 22.9% with 9 symptoms were seronegative, and 8.3% with no symptoms were seropositive. These findings demonstrate limitations of symptom-based surveillance and importance of testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E822-E825
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19 symptom
  • First responders
  • Healthcare personnel
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Seroprevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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