11 August, 2022

EE.UU. recommends reducing the quarantine time for asymptomatic Covid-19 patients

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U.S – Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The United States recommended this Monday to cut the quarantine period for asymptomatic Covid-19 infected from ten to five days.

It's a statement, The CDC explains that the change is motivated by the scientific demonstration that most infections occur early in the disease, on the first and second day of symptoms and two to three days after.

Long wait to take the coronavirus test. Photo: VD / File.

Because, people who test positive should be isolated for five days if they are asymptomatic and, once that period has passed, continue with mask another five days to minimize the risk of infecting others.

The CDC also updated its recommendations for quarantining those who have been exposed to the coronavirus., by contact with an infected person.

It should be disregarded that in the event that those exposed are unvaccinated people, or those who have been vaccinated for more than six months(or more than two in the case of the Janssen vaccine) They must also keep quarantine for five days and spend another five with a mask strictly. Those who are vaccinated or with the recent booster should spend ten days with the mask on at all times.