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THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 -- Further evidence that seemingly healthy people without symptoms can spread the new coronavirus is provided in a new study.
Researchers in Singapore concluded that about 10% of new infections may be caused by people who carry the coronavirus but don't have its flu-like symptoms. The study was published online by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Previous studies have made similar findings, leading the CDC to issue new guidance warning that anyone exposed to people with the coronavirus can be considered a carrier, even if they don't have symptoms, the Associated Press reported.
The findings reinforce the need for social distancing and other efforts meant to combat the spread of the coronavirus, according to experts.
"You have to really be proactive about reducing contacts between people who seem perfectly healthy," Lauren Ancel Meyers, a University of Texas at Austin researcher who's studied coronavirus transmission in various countries, told the AP.
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