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¿Qué tan bien funcionan las pruebas rápidas de antígenos para detectar COVID-19? ¿Es suficiente una sola prueba de antígeno?

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Las pruebas rápidas de antígenos de COVID-19 detectan muy bien el virus SARS-CoV-2 cuando se usan en el momento adecuado, es decir, cuando los niveles virales son altos. La repetición de la prueba es una forma poderosa de detectar más infecciones por SARS-CoV-2 y reducir los falsos negativos (un falso negativo ocurre cuando el resultado

Can the COVID-19 vaccine or booster cause me to get a false positive COVID-19 test result?

Testing and Contact Tracing Vaccines

A: No. Totally impossible. TL; DR: COVID-19 tests detect presence of the actual virus, which is not contained in any COVID-19 vaccine, and the vaccines cannot cause a false positive result on these tests. COVID-19 vaccines *do not* contain any SARS-CoV-2 virus, they just teach our immune system to make antibodies against the *spike protein*

I suspect that my kids may have been exposed to COVID-19 at summer camp. What can I do to protect my family and my community from the risk of infection?

Families/Kids Staying Safe Testing and Contact Tracing

Thanks to guest author Dr. Katie Schenk (who recently picked up her kids at camp) for offering to write this post. It’s a great American summer tradition: sleepaway camp! Campfires, singing, sports, smores, and now… COVID-19? Despite best intentions and precautions, the BA.5 surge has already contributed to many COVID-19 outbreaks at summer camp. Camps