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This is How COVID-19 Superspreaders Infect So Many People

ETNT Health Logo By Leah Groth of ETNT Health | Slide 1 of 7: Soon after the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019, it became clear that some infected individuals were spreading the virus at a greater rate than others. In fact, most people with the virus aren't responsible for spreading it at all. In the infectious disease world, people who spread the virus like wild-fire are called "superspreaders" and the events in which these transmissions occur are called "superspreading" events. As the virus has continued to play out over the last few months, several of these types of occurrences have been identified, many occurring within residential care facilities, prisons, meat plants, conferences, religious services, bars or restaurants, or other large gatherings of people. So what exactly is the recipe for a coronavirus "superspreader"? Could you be one? Read on to discover the four factors that may prove yes.

This is How COVID-19 Superspreaders Infect So Many People

Soon after the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019, it became clear that some infected individuals were spreading the virus at a greater rate than others. In fact, most people with the virus aren't responsible for spreading it at all. In the infectious disease world, people who spread the virus like wild-fire are called "superspreaders" and the events in which these transmissions occur are called "superspreading" events.

As the virus has continued to play out over the last few months, several of these types of occurrences have been identified, many occurring within residential care facilities, prisons, meat plants, conferences, religious services, bars or restaurants, or other large gatherings of people. So what exactly is the recipe for a coronavirus "superspreader"? Could you be one? Read on to discover the four factors that may prove yes.

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