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Open forum infectious diseases ; 8(Suppl 1):294-294, 2021.
Article in English | EuropePMC | ID: covidwho-1564016

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Background The USNS COMFORT deployed to New York City to augment the inpatient health care capacity in March 2020. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection among US Navy personnel upon return from deployment, and to identify incident cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection during 1 year of follow-up. Methods Crewmembers, the majority of whom were health care workers (HCW), were enrolled following deployment, in May 2020. PCR results from symptomatic crewmembers during deployment, and Day 0 and Day 14 post-deployment screening swabs conducted on all crewmembers, per military order, were ed. A questionnaire and serum were collected on Day 14 post-deployment. SARS-CoV-2 infection was defined as a positive SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein immunoglobulin G antibody (IgG) or PCR. COVID-19 related medical encounters, PCR and antibody testing results within 1 year following deployment were ed from the Military Health System Data Repository (MDR). There was adequate provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the hospital and the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out for HCW began in December 2020. Results Of the 1200 crewmembers, 449 were enrolled and completed the questionnaire and screening swabs, and 432 (96.2%) completed the Day 14 blood draw (Table 1). The cumulative prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection was 3.01% (13/432;95% CI, 1.61%–5.09%). One of 17 subjects did not complete the blood draw and was PCR positive on Day 14. 433/449 (96.4%) had a PCR performed during the follow-up period (i.e. after the Day 14 post-deployment visit until Feb 2021), for HCW screening or symptomatic illness (median number of tests: 2 [IQR: 1, 2;range: 1,6]). 25 of 433 (5.8%) were PCR positive (Fig 1). 19 (76.0%) occurred in corpsmen, 23 (92.0%) were symptomatic and none were hospitalized. One asymptomatic re-infection occurred in a crewmember who was PCR negative and IgG positive at Day 14 post-deployment. Table 1. Characteristics of the overall cohort and by SARS-CoV-2 infection Figure 1. Number of PCR tests (bar graph) and positivity rate (red line) by month in 449 USNS COMFORT crewmembers during 1-year follow-up after return from deployment Conclusion The post-deployment prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection was low. A high proportion of HCW underwent PCR testing during 1-year follow-up but a low incidence of infection was observed. This was likely from community transmission as nosocomial transmission was mitigated by adequate PPE and vaccine roll-out. Disclosures All Authors: No reported disclosures

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Canadian Literature ; - (245):37-41,192, 2021.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1527265

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Formed in 1999 as a Seoul-based web art group consisting of Marc Voge and Young-Hae Chang, their artistic practice is characterized by unique text-based animation synchronized to an original musical score, presented in multiple languages. Plucking cultural capital from iconic films, literature, and their own art canon, YHCHI transforms the original Charlie Chan in Honolulu filmic sequence into an alternative rhizomatic narrative that can be thought of in terms of what Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari have described in Franz Kafka's work as a "castle with multiple entrances" containing "innumerable main doors and side doors that innumerable guards watch over" and "entrances and exits without doors" (3). Melissa Karmen Lee is a visual arts curator and literature scholar and the Director of Education and Public Programs at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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Open Forum Infect Dis ; 8(2): ofaa654, 2021 Feb.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1045838

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BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presents a unique challenge to United States Navy hospital ships. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection among US Navy personnel deployed on the USNS COMFORT to augment the inpatient health care capacity in New York City. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted on USNS COMFORT crewmembers returning to Norfolk, Virginia, following deployment. Participants completed an electronic questionnaire and provided a serum sample at Day 14 post-deployment. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results from testing of symptomatic crewmembers during deployment and Day 0 and Day 14 post-deployment screening swabs conducted on all crewmembers, per military order, were abstracted. SARS-CoV-2 infection was defined as a positive SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein immunoglobulin G antibody or PCR result. RESULTS: Of the ship's total complement of 1200 crewmembers, 450 were enrolled: 432 (96.0%) completed the questionnaire and provided a serum sample. The median age of participants (interquartile range) was 30 (24-39) years, 50.8% were female, 58.6% were White, and 14.0% were Black; 80.1% had a clinical role during deployment. The cumulative prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection was 3.01% (13/432; 95% CI, 1.61%-5.09%). Twelve of 13 infections occurred in health care providers, and 8 of 13 were asymptomatic. The antibody profile of infected crewmembers varied by suspected timing of infection. CONCLUSIONS: We observed a low prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among USNS COMFORT crewmembers despite the inherent risk of a shipboard deployment to an area with high rates of community transmission. Our findings suggest that early infection control measures mitigated the spread of SARS-CoV-2 among crewmembers.

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SN Compr Clin Med ; 2(12): 2899-2902, 2020.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-942677

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A 15-year-old female with no significant past medical history who presented with abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea, found to be in acute renal failure and was subsequently diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). Critical manifestations seen in pediatric COVID-19 can be varied affecting different organ systems. Pediatric providers, during a pandemic with imperfect testing, must be keenly aware of how varied the pathogenesis of COVID-19 can be in children.

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