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Volume 26, Number 11—November 2020
Research

Transmission of SARS-CoV 2 During Long-Haul Flight

Nguyen Cong Khanh1, Pham Quang Thai1, Ha-Linh Quach, Ngoc-Anh Hoang Thi, Phung Cong Dinh, Tran Nhu Duong, Le Thi Quynh Mai, Ngu Duy Nghia, Tran Anh Tu, La Ngoc Quang, Tran Dai Quang, Trong-Tai NguyenComments to Author , Florian Vogt2, and Dang Duc Anh2
Author affiliations: National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam (N.C. Khanh, P.Q. Thai, H.-L. Quach, N.-A.H. Thi, T.N. Duong, L.T.Q. Mai, N.D. Nghia, T.A. Tu, D.D. Anh); Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi (P.Q. Thai, T.-T. Nguyen); Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (H.-L. Quach, N.-A. H. Thi, F. Vogt); Ministry of Science and Technology, Hanoi (P.C. Dinh); Ha Noi University of Public Health, Hanoi (L.N. Quang); Ministry of Health, Hanoi (T.D. Quang)

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Table 2

Risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection by seating location among business class passengers on Vietnam Airlines flight 54 from London, UK, to Hanoi, Vietnam, March 2, 2020*

Seating location in relation to index case Positive for SARS-CoV-2 by PCR, no. (%)† Negative for SARS-CoV-2 by PCR, no. (%) Relative risk Risk ratio (95% CI)
<2 seats away 11 (92) 1 (13) 0.9 7.3 (1.2–46.2)
>2 seats away 1 (8) 7 (88) 0.1

*SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.
†Excluding the index case.

Main Article

1These first authors contributed equally to this article.

2These last authors contributed equally to this article.

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