SARS Transmission in Music Clubs

Article of the day – and bad news for music clubs: asymptomatically infected persons can transmit the virus as soon as 2 days after infection. Substantial exposure can even occur within a few hours. Nobuhiko Sugano and colleagues from Osaka/Japan describe 108 cases linked to 4 various music clubs. Fifty-one cases attended a live music club only once and all index cases for secondary transmission were asymptomatic at the time of contact with other people. Substantial exposure occurred within a few hours.

Sugano N, Ando W, Fukushima W. Cluster of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infections Linked to Music Clubs in Osaka, Japan. J Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 13;222(10):1635-1640. PubMed: https://pubmed.gov/32840606. Full-text: https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiaa542

 

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