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Belgium has a high burden of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), especially the region surrounding the Hospital East-Limburg, a tertiary care center.1 Infection prevention measures were instituted in the hospital beginning March 4, 2020, including testing and contact tracing of all symptomatic patients and staff, changes in hospital operations, and provision of personal protective equipment (PPE). The first case was detected March 13 (Figure 1). We investigated the prevalence of antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) among hospital staff.
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Accepted for Publication: June 6, 2020.
Corresponding Author: Deborah Steensels, PharmD, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Schiepse Bos 6, 3600 Genk, Belgium (email@example.com).
Published Online: June 15, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.11160
Author Contributions: Drs Steensels and Heylen had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Concept and design: Steensels, Oris, Nuyens, Heylen.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Steensels, Oris, Coninx, Delforge, Vermeersch, Heylen.
Drafting of the manuscript: Steensels, Oris, Nuyens, Heylen.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Oris, Coninx, Delforge, Vermeersch, Heylen.
Statistical analysis: Steensels, Heylen.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Steensels, Oris, Coninx, Nuyens, Delforge, Vermeersch.
Supervision: Steensels, Heylen.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Additional Information: We thank the hospital board of directors for their financial and organizational support, and nursing director Kurt Surmont, MSc, RN (Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg), in particular. We thank Toon Schiemsky, MD, for data extraction and Joris Penders, MD, PhD (both at Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg), for critical revision of the manuscript. None of these individuals received additional compensation beyond salary.
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