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FG gets $2.1m from US government for COVID-19 household infectious survey

The United States Government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has endorsed an extra $2.1million for the Federal government to direct a family review to decide the degree of COVID-19 transmission in Gombe, Enugu, and Nasarawa States.

As indicated by an announcement delivered, the study is required to build the comprehension of COVID-19 transmission and weight in these three states and educate the COVID-19 reaction of the Federal government and its accomplices.

“The overview will appraise the extent of the populace in these states who have ever been contaminated with SARS-CoV-2, the infection liable for COVID-19 malady. This will be cultivated by estimating the presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in the blood of volunteers.

“These antibodies, particular proteins created by the insusceptible framework to battle contamination, are produced as a major aspect of the body’s reaction to COVID-19 and are a sign of past disease.

“The study will likewise appraise the extent of individuals who have the sickness yet are not indicating any manifestations, decide hazard factors for contamination, and measure the intra-family transmission of COVID-19. The overview will likewise assess the predominance of jungle fever and its possible relationship to SARS-CoV-2 contamination.” the announcement from the CDC peruses

The announcement noticed that all individuals from chose families will be offered the chance to take an interest in the study.

In the event that they concur, members will answer a short survey, have their blood drawn and tried for the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, and get a nasal swab and oropharyngeal swab to test for intense COVID-19.

They will likewise have a fast intestinal sickness test and get jungle fever therapy if the test is positive.

Testing for COVID-19 disease and antibodies will be done at the National Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja.

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