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Influenza A Outbreaks in Two Professional Ice Hockey Teams during COVID-19 Epidemic

List of Authors: Lindblad Niklas, Hänninen Timo, Valtonen Maarit, Heinonen Olli J., Waris Matti, Ruuskanen Olli

Publisher: MDPI

Place: Basel

Publication year: 2022

Journal: Viruses

Journal name in source: Viruses

Volume number: 14

Issue number: 12

ISSN: 1999-4915



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Influenza A outbreaks occurred in two professional hockey teams just after two games they played against each other. Thirteen players and two staff members fell ill during 17–20 April 2022, while COVID-19 was prevalent. Altogether, seven players missed an important game due to influenza. The rapid diagnosis permitted effective pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical control of the outbreaks.

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