Preprint: Cryptic transmission of Delta AY.3 among fully vaccinated patients

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Here we report cryptic transmission associated with high Delta variant viral load among vaccinated patients on an inpatient medical-surgical ward. These findings demonstrate transmission of Delta variant with high viral load between vaccinated inpatients, the continued efficacy of masking and vaccination for protecting healthcare personnel, and the potential need for post-admission surveillance to prevent cryptic Delta variant transmission.

Medrxiv preprint: Cryptic Transmission of the Delta Variant AY.3 Sublineage of SARS-CoV-2 among Fully Vaccinated Patients on an Inpatient Ward





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** This post was originally published on August 17, 2021 **