Symptom Characterization and Outcomes of Sailors in Isolation After a COVID-19 Outbreak on a US Aircraft Carrier
Journal Article - Open Access
BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT SAM HOUSTON TX FORT SAM HOUSTON United States
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Reports of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks affecting nursing homes, homeless shelters, and cruise ships describe both asymptomatic and symptomatic cases among patients whose primary risk factor for acquisition was residence in a confined congregate environment. However, the age distribution of patients with coronavirus disease 2019COVID-19 described is weighted heavily toward elderly individuals and those with preexisting conditions. The USS Theodore Roosevelt TR outbreak investigation by the US Navy and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention illuminated how the virus affects a young military population. In this study, the US Army Public Health COVID-19 Task Force describes the results of an independent investigation of the shore-based USS TR outbreak response and 736 USS TR sailors in isolation status.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations