Latino Household Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

ARTICLE: Latino Household Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

AUTHORS: Diego A Martinez, Eili Y Klein, Cassandra Parent, Diana Prieto, Benjamin F BigelowRonald E SaxtonKathleen R Page

JOURNAL: Clin Infect Dis. 2022 May 3;74(9):1675-1677. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab753.

Abstract

We assessed temporal changes in the household secondary attack rate of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and identified risk factors for transmission in vulnerable Latino households of Baltimore, Maryland. The household secondary attack rate was 45.8%, and it appeared to increase as the alpha variant spread, highlighting the magnified risk of spread in unvaccinated populations.

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