What Is Asymptomatic Transmission?

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After the unprecedented events of 2020, most people have more familiarity with medical terminology than they ever had before. That means you've probably heard the term "asymptomatic transmission" used at some point, but do you actually know what it means? If you aren’t really sure you understand the meaning, you aren’t alone.

We put together this crash course to explain — in layman’s terms — what it means for a patient to be asymptomatic and why it's important to remember that even asymptomatic patients can be contagious. Ready to learn more about the measures doctors advise us to take to stay safe during an outbreak? Let’s take a look!