If my DH has had it...

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user686827 Sun 01-Nov-20 12:11:57

Does anyone know what the likelihood is myself and the children have had it too with no symptoms? DH had it during the period where there was no testing available. We know now because he has long Covid symptoms and has positive antibodies. At the time his only symptom was a fever. At this time, we didn't sleep separately, and I/we didn't distance from him or disinfect all surfaces at home etc. I figured it was pretty pointless and I am low risk. Are there any official statistics on the transmission rate at home?

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sirfredfredgeorge Sun 01-Nov-20 12:33:08

Are there any official statistics on the transmission rate at home?

Various studies have shown in home secondary infection rates between 0.3 and 0.5, so there's no reason to think you've had it.

Rowgtfc72 Sun 01-Nov-20 16:27:45

Dd had it so we isolated. I had symptoms on day 12 and tested positive. Dh is sitting smug having had not one single symptom.

ureterr1blemuriel Sun 01-Nov-20 16:30:23

DSIL had it confirmed by test in Spring (very mild case). DB never caught it despite living normally together and has just had a negative anti body test.

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Sun 01-Nov-20 16:45:01

Teen ds caught it end of March, very sick in bed for 13 days. I had some very mild symptoms four days later, headache, sore throat, funny taste in mouth so i wonder if that was Covid, teen dd and dh had no symptoms.

NotAKaren Sun 01-Nov-20 16:52:13

Previous threads seem to show that it is very random who gets it in a household and who doesn't. Lots of households where one person gets it and some or others do not. I would really love some more insight and research on this as I think some people are more susceptible than others. The key question is why?

user686827 Mon 02-Nov-20 00:50:41

Wow, I didn't think the rate could be so low, when the general R rate was higher? At the time actually one of the children had a severe coughing attack that lasted most of the night, he is asthmatic but his reliever didn't help. I nearly took him to A&E but he finally settled. I thought it was croup and got steroids for him in the morning, and I did read about a link of croup with Covid 19. So if he had it too, I spent a whole night holding him while he coughed. My daughter's have very robust immune systems, and never really catch anything. In fact my teenager has had maybe two colds in her life and no infections ever. A handful of mild stomach bugs in her first 6 years and hasn't been ill since, not once. Never been to a GP ever. I do often wonder if she is an asymptomatic super spreader. I do think more should be done to study individual immune systems and how some people are much more susceptible to catching things or suffering symptoms even in the same household.

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sirfredfredgeorge Mon 02-Nov-20 09:17:02

Wow, I didn't think the rate could be so low, when the general R rate was higher?

The general R0 rate is low, Chicken Pox, Measles, Mumps are all over 10, so an R0 of 3 shows it doesn't spread that easily, even with no mitigations.

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