CDC reduces isolation and quarantine time for Covid-19 in the United States

the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Monday (27) cut the recommended time to isolate for Covid-19 positives from ten days to five days if they don’t show symptoms – and if they’ve been wearing masks around other people for at least five more days.

The CDC has also shortened the recommended time to stay agricultural quarantine If they have been exposed to the virus for the same five days if they have been vaccinated and often have taken the booster dose.

“Given what we currently know about Covid-19 and varante OmicronShe said in a statement that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shortening the recommended isolation time from 10 days for people with Covid-19 to 5 days if they do not show symptoms, followed by 5 days of mask use when others are present.

“The change is driven by scientific evidence that most transmission of SARS-CoV-2 occurs early in the course of the disease, usually 1-2 days before symptoms appear and 2-3 days later. Therefore, people who test positive should be isolated for 5 days, and if they do not develop symptoms. At that time, they can leave isolation if they continue to wear a mask for 5 days to reduce the risk of infecting others.”

Quarantine refers to how long people spend away from others if they are exposed to an illness.

For people who have not been vaccinated or who have not taken their second dose of mRNA for more than six months (or more than two months after the J&J vaccine) and have not yet taken the booster dose, the CDC now recommends a 5-day quarantine days, followed by strict use of the mask for another 5 days,” the agency said.

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“Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is essential that the exposed person wears an appropriate mask at all times when in close proximity to other people for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have received their booster dose do not need to be quarantined after exposure. , but they must wear a mask for 10 days after exposure. For all exposed persons, best practice may also include testing for SARS-CoV-2 on the fifth day after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should be isolated immediately until negative testing confirms that symptoms Not attributed to Covid-19.

Check the guidelines below from the Ministry of Health regarding a positive diagnosis of Covid-19 in Brazil

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