Due to innate and adaptive immune alterations and the risk for nosocomial infection from exposure to potentially infected blood-borne sources, patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have an elevated risk of contracting viral infections.
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It is certainly too early to know if there will be any seasonal variation to SARS-CoV-2 infection, and there is no reason to specifically compare this virus with the seasonal behavior of influenza virus or to other seasonal respiratory viruses.
Mitigating the spread of a virus as infectious as SARS-CoV-2 requires having ample and accurate diagnostic tests available. However, in the United States, community transmission began to occur before adequate testing measures could be implemented.