Omicron Outbreak at a Private Gathering in the Faroe Islands, Infecting 21 of 33 Triple-Vaccinated Healthcare Workers

Gunnhild Helmsdal, Olga Kristina Hansen, Lars Fodgaard Møller, Debes Hammershaimb Christiansen, Maria Skaalum Petersen, Marnar Fríðheim Kristiansen

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Abstract

There are concerns that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 Omicron variant evades immune responses due to an unusually high number of mutations on the spike protein. Here, we report a superspreading event of Omicron infections among 21 of 33 triple-vaccinated healthcare workers who attended a private gathering.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberciac089
Pages (from-to)1-4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • Omicron
  • breakthrough infection
  • COVID-19
  • superspreading

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