Viral Genomics to Inform Infection-control Response in Occupational Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Transmission

Naomi C.A. Whyler, Norelle L. Sherry, Courtney R. Lane, Torsten Seemann, Patiyan Andersson, Michelle Sait, Maryza Graham, Tony M. Korman, Benjamin P. Howden, Rhonda L. Stuart

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Healthcare workers are at increased risk of occupational transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We report 2 instances of healthcare workers contracting SARS-CoV-2 despite no known breach of personal protective equipment. Additional specific equipment cleaning was initiated. Viral genomic sequencing supported this transmission hypothesis and our subsequent response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1881-e1884
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2021


  • COVID-19
  • genomics
  • occupational
  • transmission

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