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Study shows benefit of serial testing in nursing home outbreaks
7 days ago - By Healio
Modeling showed that serially testing asymptomatic residents and staff in nursing homes could prevent more than 50% of SARS-CoV-2 infections in an outbreak, according to study results published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
“Rapid response to identified COVID-19 in nursing home staff or residents guided by serial facilitywide testing can be a highly effective approach to controlling COVID-19. In comparison, regularly testing all staff in facilities without known COVID-19 provided a small additional benefit,” Isaac See, MD, a member of the CDC's
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