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Reports to the public and additional data can be found on the Chicago Department of Public Health SARS-CoV-2 variant web page.

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  1. Omicron in Chicago – Updated January 7, 2021
  2. Spencer H, Teran RA, Barbian HJ, Love S, Berg R, Black SR, Ghinai I, Kerins JL. Multistate Outbreak of Infection with SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant after Event in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2021. Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Jun;28(6):1281-1283. doi: 10.3201/eid2806.220411. PMID: 35608888; PMCID: PMC9155870.
  3. Doyle K, Teran RA, Reefhuis J, Kerins JL, Qiu X, Green SJ, Choi H, Madni SA, Kamal N, Landon E, Albert RC, Pacilli M, Furtado LE, Hayden MK, Kunstman KJ, Bethel C, Megger L, Fricchione MJ, Ghinai I. Multiple Variants of SARS-CoV-2 in a University Outbreak After Spring Break - Chicago, Illinois, March-May 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Sep 3;70(35):1195-1200. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7035a3. PMID: 34473687; PMCID: PMC8422867.
  4. Teran RA, Ghinai I, Gretsch S, Cable T, Black SR, Green SJ, Perez O, Chlipala GE, Maienschein-Cline M, Kunstman KJ, Bleasdale SC, Fricchione MJ. COVID-19 Outbreak Among a University's Men's and Women's Soccer Teams - Chicago, Illinois, July-August 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 Oct 30;69(43):1591-1594. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6943e5. PMID: 34463672; PMCID: PMC7659918.
  5. Ghinai I, Davis ES, Mayer S, Toews KA, Huggett TD, Snow-Hill N, Perez O, Hayden MK, Tehrani S, Landi AJ, Crane S, Bell E, Hermes JM, Desai K, Godbee M, Jhaveri N, Borah B, Cable T, Sami S, Nozicka L, Chang YS, Jagadish A, Chee M, Thigpen B, Llerena C, Tran M, Surabhi DM, Smith ED, Remus RG, Staszcuk R, Figueroa E, Leo P, Detmer WM, Lyon E, Carreon S, Hoferka S, Ritger KA, Jasmin W, Nagireddy P, Seo JY, Fricchione MJ, Kerins JL, Black SR, Butler LM, Howard K, McCauley M, Fraley T, Arwady MA, Gretsch S, Cunningham M, Pacilli M, Ruestow PS, Mosites E, Avery E, Longcoy J, Lynch EB, Layden JE. Risk Factors for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection in Homeless Shelters in Chicago, Illinois-March-May, 2020. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 12;7(11):ofaa477. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa477. PMID: 33263069; PMCID: PMC7665740.