Presymptomatic, asymptomatic and post-symptomatic transmission of SARS-CoV-2: joint British Infection Association (BIA), Healthcare Infection Society (HIS), Infection Prevention Society (IPS) and Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) guidance

Moira A. Mugglestone*, Natasha V. Ratnaraja, Aggie Bak, Jasmin Islam, Jennie A. Wilson, Jennifer Bostock, Samuel E. Moses, James R. Price, Michael Weinbren, Heather P. Loveday, Lucy Rivett, Simon M. Stoneham, A. Peter R. Wilson

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Original languageEnglish
Article number453
JournalBMC Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The authors would like to acknowledge the support of their employing institutions, which allowed time required for producing this guidance. We thank the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at University College London Hospitals, which partly supported APRW’s involvement in this guidance. We would also like to thank the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) Guidelines Committee for reviewing this document.


  • Asymptomatic
  • COVID-19
  • Guideline
  • Infection
  • Post-symptomatic
  • Presymptomatic
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Transmission

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