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Volume 26, Number 11—November 2020
Dispatch

In-Flight Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Edward M. Choi, Daniel K.W. Chu, Peter K.C. Cheng, Dominic N.C. Tsang, Malik Peiris, Daniel G. Bausch, Leo L.M. PoonComments to Author , and Deborah Watson-JonesComments to Author 
Author affiliations: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK (E.M. Choi, D.G. Bausch, D. Watson-Jones); The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (D.K.W. Chu, M. Peiris, L.L.M. Poon); Department of Health, The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong (P.K.C. Cheng, D.N.C. Tsang); Public Health England, London (D.G. Bausch); National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania (D. Watson-Jones)

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Phylogenetic tree of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viruses isolated from passengers and airline crew members who traveled on the same flight from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to Hong Kong, China. Human SARS-CoV-2 WIV04 is selected to be the root of this phylogenetic tree. The tree was constructed by using the neighbor-joining method. Only bootstrap values >80 are shown. Representative viruses from clades L, S, V, G, GH, GR, and O (others) are included in the analysis. Virus sequences from patients A–D reported in this study are grouped to clade G (GISAID [http://platform.gisaid.org] accession nos. EPI_ISL_476801 to EPI_ISL_476804). EPI ISL accession nos. for sequences retrieved in GISAID (http://platform.gisaid.org) are provided. Scale bar indicates estimated genetic distance.

Figure. Phylogenetic tree of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viruses isolated from passengers and airline crew members who traveled on the same flight from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to Hong Kong, China. Human SARS-CoV-2 WIV04 is selected to be the root of this phylogenetic tree. The tree was constructed by using the neighbor-joining method. Only bootstrap values >80 are shown. Representative viruses from clades L, S, V, G, GH, GR, and O (others) are included in the analysis. Virus sequences from patients A–D reported in this study are grouped to clade G (GISAID [http://platform.gisaid.org] accession nos. EPI_ISL_476801 to EPI_ISL_476804). EPI ISL accession nos. for sequences retrieved in GISAID (http://platform.gisaid.org) are provided. Scale bar indicates estimated genetic distance.

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