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COVID-19 Outbreak in an Amish Community - Ohio, May 2020.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 69(45): 1671-1674, 2020 Nov 13.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-922981
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2. Medical Condition PROCESS_OF Rural Communities
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3. COVID-19 PROCESS_OF Rural Communities
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4. Medical Condition PROCESS_OF Rural Communities
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ABSTRACT
In the United States, outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), were initially reported in densely populated urban areas (1); however, outbreaks have since been reported in rural communities (2,3). Rural residents might be at higher risk for severe COVID-19-associated illness because, on average, they are older, have higher prevalences of underlying medical conditions, and have more limited access to health care services.* In May, after a cluster of seven COVID-19 cases was identified in a rural Ohio Amish community, access to testing was increased. Among 30 additional residents tested by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR; TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit),† 23 (77%) received positive test results for SARS-CoV-2. Rapid and sustained transmission of SARS-CoV-2 was associated with multiple social gatherings. Informant interviews revealed that community members were concerned about having to follow critical mitigation strategies, including social distancing§ and mask wearing.¶ To help reduce the ongoing transmission risk in a community, state and county health department staff members and community leaders need to work together to develop, deliver, and promote culturally responsive health education messages to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission and ensure that access to testing services is timely and convenient. Understanding the dynamics of close-knit communities is crucial to reducing SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Pneumonia, Viral / Rural Population / Disease Outbreaks / Coronavirus Infections / Amish Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study Limits: Adolescent / Adult / Aged / Child / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged / Young adult Country/Region as subject: North America Language: English Journal: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Year: 2020 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Pneumonia, Viral / Rural Population / Disease Outbreaks / Coronavirus Infections / Amish Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study Limits: Adolescent / Adult / Aged / Child / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged / Young adult Country/Region as subject: North America Language: English Journal: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Year: 2020 Document Type: Article