epidemiology and quarantine measures during covid 19 outbreak on the cruise ship diamond CORD-Papers-2022-06-02 (Version 1)

Title: Epidemiology and quarantine measures during COVID-19 outbreak on the cruise ship Diamond Princess docked at Yokohama Japan in 2020: a descriptive analysis
Abstract: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the cruise ship Diamond Princess docked at Yokohama Japan was highlighted due to its number of cases in the early stage of the global epidemic when the picture of the virus itself as well as epidemiological characteristics were being established We conducted an observational epidemiological study of the outbreak focusing on a total of 403 individuals who developed a fever of 37 5C from 20 January to 22 February 2020 Quarantine measures are also discussed with a descriptive method Of a total of 3711 individuals (2031 males) from 57 countries 2666 (71 8%) and 1045 (28 2%) were passengers and crew with mean age of 66 0 (range: 2-98) and 36 6 (range: 19-64) respectively Among 403 febrile individuals 165 passengers and 58 crew members were diagnosed as laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases Until 6 February the number of confirmed cases was three or less per day However distribution of thermometers on 7 February revealed 43 confirmed cases and it then started decreasing The outbreak was initiated from decks for passengers and expanded to areas for crew As of 17 March when more than14 days had passed after disembarkation of all passengers and crew there was no report of forming a cluster of infections in Japan from them At the time of the initiation of quarantine the outbreak had already expanded to most of the decks from those for passengers and the results might suggest the contribution of the set of quarantine measures in unprecedented challenges of the control operation
Published: 2020
Journal: Global Health & Medicine
Author Name: Tsuboi Motoyuki
Author link: https://covid19-data.nist.gov/pid/rest/local/author/tsuboi_motoyuki
Author Name: Hachiya Masahiko
Author link: https://covid19-data.nist.gov/pid/rest/local/author/hachiya_masahiko
Author Name: Noda Shinichiro
Author link: https://covid19-data.nist.gov/pid/rest/local/author/noda_shinichiro
Author Name: Iso Hiroyasu
Author link: https://covid19-data.nist.gov/pid/rest/local/author/iso_hiroyasu
Author Name: Umeda Tamami
Author link: https://covid19-data.nist.gov/pid/rest/local/author/umeda_tamami
license: unk
license_url: [unknown license]
source_x: WHO
source_x_url: https://www.who.int/
who_covidence_id: #133565
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