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Volume 27, Number 4—April 2021

Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission among Meat Processing Workers in Nebraska, USA, and Effectiveness of Risk Mitigation Measures

Jocelyn J. HersteinComments to Author , Abraham Degarege, Derry Stover, Christopher Austin, Michelle M. Schwedhelm, James V. Lawler, John J. Lowe, Athena K. Ramos, and Matthew Donahue
Author affiliations: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA (J.J. Herstein, A. Degarege, J.V. Lawler, J.J. Lowe, A.K. Ramos); Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA (D. Stover, C. Austin, M. Donahue); Nebraska Medicine, Omaha (M.M. Schwedhelm, J.V. Lawler)

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Table 1

Timeline exclusions, subsets, and median durations for case investigations of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection among meat processing workers, Nebraska, April 1–July 31, 2020*

Category Illness onset to specimen collection Specimen collection to Investigation Illness onset to investigation
Beginning total 3,695 4,834 3,817
Erroneous timelines excluded: onset date = collection date = investigation date 16 16 16
Erroneous timelines excluded: investigation → onset 39 39 40
Probable cases analyzed separately: onset = investigation → collection 29 29 31
Probable cases analyzed separately: onset → collection = investigation 76 116 76
Probable cases analyzed separately: onset → investigation → collection 19 55 19
Presymptomatic cases analyzed separately: collection → onset → investigation 214 214 214
Primary timeline totals: onset → collection → investigation
Median (range) for primary timeline, d 3 (0–53) 4 (1–109) 8 (1–110)

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