CDC says quarantine guidance does not imply immunity to coro
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clarified on 14 Aug that its updated quarantine guidance does not imply people who are infected with the coronavirus are immune to reinfection in the following three months.

It was reported that CDC guidelines on quarantining indicate that people who are infected with the coronavirus are protected from reinfection for at least three months afterwards.

The guidance says that people in close contact with someone with Covid-19 should quarantine, “excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months.”

It also says “people who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 3 months as long as they do not develop symptoms again.”

However, the CDC later clarified in the following statements:

~ The updated guidance does not suggest someone who was once infected with the coronavirus is protected from reinfection for the following three months.

~ Instead, the agency “simply suggests” that retesting someone in the following three months after their initial infection is unnecessary unless that person shows symptoms that can’t be associated with another illness

~ That’s because someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 can still test positive again for up to three months after diagnosis but not be infectious to others

~ Research has found that the amount of virus that can infect other people drops significantly after people develop symptoms.

~ Most people are no longer infectious 10 days after their symptoms begin and 20 days for people with severe illness or those who are immunocompromised.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/15/cdc-guidance-does-not-imply-immunity-to-coronavirus-for-3-months.html
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