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Comparison of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms at diagnosis among healthcare personnel before and after the emergence of the omicron variant

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 May 2022

Justin C. Laracy*
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York Infection Control, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Elizabeth V. Robilotti
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York Infection Control, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Judy Yan
Affiliation:
Infection Control, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Anabella Lucca
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York Employee Health Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Anoshe Aslam
Affiliation:
Infection Control, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
N. Esther Babady
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York Clinical Microbiology, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Mini Kamboj
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York Infection Control, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
*
Author for correspondence: Justin C. Laracy, E-mail: laracyj@mskcc.org

Abstract

We used a self-reporting system to compare symptom frequency of hospital personnel with coronavirus disease 2019 before and after the emergence of the Omicron variant. Omicron was more likely to result in asymptomatic carriage (7% vs 12%; P = .009), and fewer symptoms were observed in those with booster vaccination.

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© The Author(s), 2022. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

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