High attack rate in a large care home outbreak of SARSCoV-2 BA.2.86, East of England, August 2023

Lucy Reeve*, Elise Tessier, Amy Trindall, Nurin Iwani Binti Abdul Aziz, Nick Andrews, Matthias Futschik, Jessica Rayner, Alexis Didier’Serre, Rebecca Hams, Natalie Groves, Eileen Gallagher, Rachael Graham, Beatrix Kele, Katja Hoschler, Tom Fowler, Edward Blandford, Hamid Mahgoub, Jorg Hoffmann, Mary Ramsay, Gavin DabreraMeera Chand, Maria Zambon, Ashley Sharp, Ellen Heinsbroek, Jamie Lopez Bernal

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Abstract

We investigated an outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 variant BA.2.86 in an East of England care home. We identified 45 infections (33 residents, 12 staff), among 38 residents and 66 staff. Twenty-nine of 43 PCR swabs were sequenced, all of which were variant BA.2.86. The attack rate among residents was 87%, 19 were symptomatic, and one was hospitalised. Twenty-four days after the outbreak started, no cases were still unwell. Among the 33 resident cases, 29 had been vaccinated 4 months earlier.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume28
Issue number39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2023

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