CDC says 3% of workers in surveyed meat processing plants infected

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Lucas Gebel makes sausage while processing hogs at Elma Locker & Grocery on July 25, 2018 in Elma, Iowa.

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About 3% of workers in over 100 meat processing plants have tested positive for the coronavirus as conditions allow the virus to spread rapidly and low-wage workers are incentivized to continue going to work, a new study released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

More infected workers were found in plants that tested more broadly for the virus, the CDC researchers said, warning that testing limitations could mean that the count is

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