Monitoring the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) community-wide transmission with a suitable and effective sampling method would be of great support for public health response to the spreading due to asymptomatic subjects in the community. Here we describe how using saliva samples for SARS-CoV-2 detection has allowed for a weekly surveillance of a small business company and the early detection of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. As of 23rdof March, two cases were detected and investigated, and control measures were rapidly applied.

Saliva detection of SARS-CoV-2 for mitigating company outbreaks: A surveillance experience, Milan, Italy, March 2021 / E. Ottaviano, C. Parodi, E. Borghi, V. Massa, C. Gervasini, S. Centanni, G. Zuccotti, S. Bianchi. - In: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION. - ISSN 0950-2688. - 149(2021 Jul 30), pp. e171 (PII S0950268821001473).1-e171 (PII S0950268821001473).3. [10.1017/S0950268821001473]

Saliva detection of SARS-CoV-2 for mitigating company outbreaks: A surveillance experience, Milan, Italy, March 2021

E. Ottaviano;C. Parodi;E. Borghi;V. Massa;C. Gervasini;S. Centanni;G. Zuccotti;S. Bianchi
2021

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Monitoring the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) community-wide transmission with a suitable and effective sampling method would be of great support for public health response to the spreading due to asymptomatic subjects in the community. Here we describe how using saliva samples for SARS-CoV-2 detection has allowed for a weekly surveillance of a small business company and the early detection of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. As of 23rdof March, two cases were detected and investigated, and control measures were rapidly applied.
Control measures; COVID-19; Saliva sample; SARS-COV-2; Surveillance; Adult; Aged; COVID-19; COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing; Contact Tracing; Disease Outbreaks; Epidemiological Monitoring; Female; Humans; Italy; Male; Middle Aged; SARS-CoV-2; Saliva
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