CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2020; 24(03): e376-e378
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1712936
Opinion Article
Special Article COVID-19
Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Proposal of Research Model for the Detection of COVID-19 among Asymptomatic Carriers

1  Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Jamaica
2  Pediatric Intensive Care, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados
3  Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India
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30 April 2020

03 May 2020

Publication Date:
02 June 2020 (online)


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic and rapidly progressing infectious disease that represents a global health care emergency due to severe acute respiratory syndrome. Rapid tests detect antigen or antibody presence, which is useful for patient care and for assisting in disease surveillance and epidemiological research. The complicating aspect of the COVID-19 spread may be due to asymptomatic individuals. Unfortunately, asymptomatic individuals are not detected in the early stages of infection, which could help to prevent community spread. The present paper shares an opinion through the proposal of a research model for detecting COVID-19 among asymptomatic carriers.