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A large COVID-19 outbreak in a high school 10 days after schools' reopening, Israel, May 2020.
Euro Surveill. 2020 07; 25(29)ES

Abstract

On 13 March 2020, Israel's government declared closure of all schools. Schools fully reopened on 17 May 2020. Ten days later, a major outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) occurred in a high school. The first case was registered on 26 May, the second on 27 May. They were not epidemiologically linked. Testing of the complete school community revealed 153 students (attack rate: 13.2%) and 25 staff members (attack rate: 16.6%) who were COVID-19 positive.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Medicine, Braun School of Public and Community Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel. Jerusalem District Health Office, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel.Jerusalem District Health Office, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel.Jerusalem District Health Office, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel.Clalit health services, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem, Israel.Meuchedet health services, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem, Israel.Maccabi Healthcare services, Jerusalem and Shfela Region, Israel.Leumit Health Services, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem, Israel.Clalit health services, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem, Israel.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32720636

Citation

Stein-Zamir, Chen, et al. "A Large COVID-19 Outbreak in a High School 10 Days After Schools' Reopening, Israel, May 2020." Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, vol. 25, no. 29, 2020.
Stein-Zamir C, Abramson N, Shoob H, et al. A large COVID-19 outbreak in a high school 10 days after schools' reopening, Israel, May 2020. Euro Surveill. 2020;25(29).
Stein-Zamir, C., Abramson, N., Shoob, H., Libal, E., Bitan, M., Cardash, T., Cayam, R., & Miskin, I. (2020). A large COVID-19 outbreak in a high school 10 days after schools' reopening, Israel, May 2020. Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, 25(29). https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.29.2001352
Stein-Zamir C, et al. A Large COVID-19 Outbreak in a High School 10 Days After Schools' Reopening, Israel, May 2020. Euro Surveill. 2020;25(29) PubMed PMID: 32720636.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A large COVID-19 outbreak in a high school 10 days after schools' reopening, Israel, May 2020. AU - Stein-Zamir,Chen, AU - Abramson,Nitza, AU - Shoob,Hanna, AU - Libal,Erez, AU - Bitan,Menachem, AU - Cardash,Tanya, AU - Cayam,Refael, AU - Miskin,Ian, PY - 2020/7/29/entrez PY - 2020/7/29/pubmed PY - 2020/8/4/medline KW - COVID-19 KW - Children and adolescents KW - High School KW - Outbreak JF - Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin JO - Euro Surveill. VL - 25 IS - 29 N2 - On 13 March 2020, Israel's government declared closure of all schools. Schools fully reopened on 17 May 2020. Ten days later, a major outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) occurred in a high school. The first case was registered on 26 May, the second on 27 May. They were not epidemiologically linked. Testing of the complete school community revealed 153 students (attack rate: 13.2%) and 25 staff members (attack rate: 16.6%) who were COVID-19 positive. SN - 1560-7917 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32720636/A_large_COVID_19_outbreak_in_a_high_school_10_days_after_schools'_reopening_Israel_May_2020_ L2 - http://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.29.2001352 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -