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Large national outbreak of #COVID19 linked to air travel in Ireland, summer 2020

Coronavirus, Europe, Health, Ireland, Science, Testing

Fifty-nine laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 from six Irish health regions were linked to an international flight into Ireland in summer 2020

An outbreak case was defined as positive PCR for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (naso-pharyngeal swab) in either a passenger or a contact of a passenger. Thirteen cases were passengers on the same flight to Ireland, each having transferred via a large international airport, flying into Europe from three different continents.

The flight into Ireland was 7.5 h long and had a passenger occupancy of 17% with 12 crew

https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.42.2001624

 

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