An outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in a secondary care hospital in Finland, May 2021

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Hetemäki , I , Kaariainen , S , Alho , P , Mikkola , J , Savolainen-Kopra , C , Ikonen , N , Nohynek , H & Lyytikainen , O 2021 , ' An outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in a secondary care hospital in Finland, May 2021 ' , Eurosurveillance , vol. 26 , no. 30 , 2100636 . https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100636

Title: An outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in a secondary care hospital in Finland, May 2021
Author: Hetemäki, Iivo; Kaariainen, Sohvi; Alho, Pirjo; Mikkola, Janne; Savolainen-Kopra, Carita; Ikonen, Niina; Nohynek, Hanna; Lyytikainen, Outi
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, TRIMM - Translational Immunology Research Program



Date: 2021-07-29
Language: eng
Number of pages: 6
Belongs to series: Eurosurveillance
ISSN: 1025-496X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100636
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/334424
Abstract: An outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) spread from one inpatient in a secondary care hospital to three primary care facilities, resulting in 58 infections including 18 deaths in patients and 45 infections in healthcare workers (HCW). Only one of the deceased cases was fully vaccinated. Transmission occurred despite the use of personal protective equipment by the HCW, as advised in national guidelines, and a high two-dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage among permanent staff members in the COVID-19 cohort ward.
Subject: TRANSMISSION
3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
11832 Microbiology and virology
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