International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11--16

COVID-19: The enigma of asymptomatic carriers and silent transmission


Abdel-Hady El-Gilany 
 Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Abdel-Hady El-Gilany
Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516
Egypt

The presence of asymptomatic carriers is well known in the COVID-19. These carriers play a significant role in the disease transmission. Little is known about its magnitude, types, detection, and management. This narrative review highlights all these aspects of asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers. Much is still unknown about asymptomatic carriers in COVID-19 and its contribution in the silent spread of infection. A literature of three electronic databases with prespecified search terms was done to include the status quo data on asymptomatic carriers in COVID-19 infection. This narrative review will be useful for epidemiologists, clinicians, policymakers as well as the public in general.


How to cite this article:
El-Gilany AH. COVID-19: The enigma of asymptomatic carriers and silent transmission.Int J Health Allied Sci 2021;10:11-16


How to cite this URL:
El-Gilany AH. COVID-19: The enigma of asymptomatic carriers and silent transmission. Int J Health Allied Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Mar 7 ];10:11-16
Available from: https://www.ijhas.in/article.asp?issn=2278-344X;year=2021;volume=10;issue=1;spage=11;epage=16;aulast=El-Gilany;type=0