Sumary of SARS-CoV-2 spread rapidly at Wisconsin summer camp; 76% infected:
- After a student at an overnight retreat in Wisconsin began exhibiting symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection this summer, the virus spread rapidly, infecting more than three-quarters of attendees, researchers said..
- The retreat included 152 high school-aged boys — aged 14 to 24 years — and counselors and staff members from 21 states and territories and two foreign countries..
- All attendees were required to provide documentation of either a positive serologic test result in the last 3 months or a negative reverse transcriptase (RT) PCR test within the last 7 days before travel..
- Of the 38 attendees with probable COVID-19, 34 received negative RT-PCR results on specimens received 11 to 22 days after presenting symptoms..
- WDHS instructed retreat organizers on mitigation strategies like symptom monitoring, isolation of symptomatic attendees and quarantine of contacts, but the large volume of symptomatic attendees far exceeded the capacity for such measures…