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Infectious Period in Healthy, Vaccinated Adults With SARS-CoV-2 is Limited, Study Finds

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the U.S. shifted its guidelines to recommend isolation of five days from COVID-19 symptom onset, followed by an additional five days of mask wearing. However, the progression of the infection as well as the impact of the different variants and vaccinations on when a person is no longer infectious (culture conversion) has been largely unknown.

To examine the infectious periods in vaccinated individuals infected with the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron and Delta variants, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) collected daily anterior nasal swabs for at least 10 days from a group of college students ...