Low grade evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may persist within a population and lead to recrudescent outbreaks in winter months which may include the re-infection of previously infected individuals.
· Population monitoring by means of repeated cross-sectional surveys and/or longitudinal cohort studies is strongly advised by WHO
Wang, H; Reeder, B; Howell-Spooner, B. What frequency of repeat population screening will be required? 2020 Apr 25; Document no.: LAB042202 RR. In: COVID19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020.
4 p. (CEST rapid review report)