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can novel coronavirus spread before symptoms start ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Unknown: This is one of the most urgent questions researchers currently are trying to answer. We don’t yet know. Stay tuned as more experience is gained.
Answered on Feb 20, 2020
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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The question and my initial reply were a couple of weeks ago. It now seems probable that the infection can be transmitted before symptoms start, and by people with no symptoms at all.
Feb 20, 2020

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