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Volume 26, Number 9—September 2020

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Prevalence, Seroprevalence, and Exposure among Evacuees from Wuhan, China, 2020

Benjamin D. Hallowell1, Christina M. Carlson, Jesica R. Jacobs, Mary Pomeroy, Jonathan Steinberg, Mark W. Tenforde, Emily McDonald, Loretta Foster, Leora R. Feldstein, Melissa A. Rolfes, Amber Haynes, Glen R. Abedi, George S. Odongo, Kim Saruwatari, Errin C. Rider, Gina Douville, Neenaben Bhakta, Panagiotis Maniatis, Stephen Lindstrom, Natalie J. Thornburg, Xiaoyan Lu, Brett L. Whitaker, Shifaq Kamili, Senthilkumar K. Sakthivel, Lijuan Wang, Lakshmi Malapati, Janna R. Murray, Brian Lynch, Martin Cetron, Clive Brown, Shahrokh Roohi, Lisa Rotz, Denise Borntrager, Kenta Ishii, Kathleen Moser, Mohammad Rasheed, Brandi Freeman, Sandra Lester, Kizzmekia S. Corbett, Olubukola M. Abiona, Geoffrey B. Hutchinson, Barney S. Graham, Nicki Pesik, Barbara Mahon, Christopher Braden, Casey Barton Behravesh, Rebekah Stewart, Nancy Knight, Aron J. Hall, and Marie E. KillerbyComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (B.D. Hallowell, C.M. Carlson, J.R. Jacobs, M. Pomeroy, J. Steinberg, M.W. Tenforde, E. McDonald, L. Foster, L.R. Feldstein, M.A. Rolfes, A. Haynes, G.R. Abedi, G.S. Odongo, P. Maniatis, S. Lindstrom, N.J. Thornburg, X. Lu, B.L. Whitaker, S. Kamili, S.K. Sakthivel, L. Wang, L. Malapati, J.R. Murray, B. Lynch, M. Cetron, C. Brown, S. Roohi, L. Rotz, D. Borntrager, K. Ishii, K. Moser, B. Freeman, N. Pesik, B. Mahon, C. Braden, C. Barton Behravesh, R. Stewart, N. Knight, A.J. Hall, M.E. Killerby); Riverside University Health System-Public Health, Riverside, California, USA (K. Saruwatari, E.C. Rider, G. Douville, N. Bhakta); Synergy America Inc., Duluth, Georgia, USA (M. Rasheed, S. Lester); National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (K.S. Corbett, O.M. Abiona, G.B. Hutchinson, B.S. Graham); 1Current affiliation: Department of Health, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

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Table 4

Signs/symptoms, clinical course, and past medical history for evacuees reporting illness who were on a repatriation flight from Wuhan, China, to the United States in early 2020*

Characteristic No./total no. (%)†
Self-reported illness in past 2 mo, n = 39 Self-reported illness in past 2 wk, n = 13
Measured fever 5/36 (14) 3/12 (25)
Subjective fever 16/37 (43) 2/13 (15)
Cough 15/36 (42) 6/12 (50)
Sore throat 21/38 (55) 9/13 (69)
Muscle aches 10/37 (27) 2/11 (18)
Headache 12/37 (32) 1/12 (8)
Shortness of breath 2/34 (6) 1/12 (8)
Vomiting 3/33 (9) 1/11 (9)
Diarrhea 7/36 (19) 1/12 (8)
Fatigue 16/37 (43) 3/12 (25)
Other 10/30 (33) 6/10 (60)
Any coronavirus sign/symptom‡
24/39 (62)
9/13 (69)
Identified as a person under investigation for COVID-19 signs/symptoms§ 10/39 (26) 2/13 (15)
Sought medical care for illness in past 2 wk 1/39 (3) 0/13 (0)

*All persons who self-reported illness submitted serum and a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab specimen. COVID-19, coronavirus disease.
†Persons for whom responses were missing were excluded from the numerator and denominator.
‡Measured fever OR subjective fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
§Measured or subjective fever AND shortness of breath or cough.

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