In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, September, 2020

Nigeria Will get $2.1m From US Authorities For COVID-19 Family Infectious Survey

Nigeria Gets $2.1m From US Government For COVID-19 Household Infectious Survey


Nigeria Will get $2.1m From US Authorities For COVID-19 Family Infectious Survey

The USA Authorities, by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), has permitted an extra $2.1million for the Federal authorities to conduct a family survey to find out the extent of COVID-19 transmission in Gombe, Enugu, and Nasarawa States.

In response to an announcement launched, the survey is anticipated to extend the understanding of COVID-19 transmission and burden in these three states and inform the COVID-19 response of the Federal authorities and its companions.

“The survey will estimate the proportion of the inhabitants in these states who’ve ever been contaminated with SARS-CoV-2, the virus accountable for COVID-19 illness. This shall be completed by measuring the presence of antibodies towards SARS-CoV-2 within the blood of volunteers.

“These antibodies, specialised proteins produced by the immune system to struggle an infection, are generated as a part of the physique’s response to COVID-19 and are a sign of earlier an infection.

“The survey may even estimate the proportion of people that have the illness however aren’t exhibiting any signs, decide danger components for an infection, and measure the intra-household transmission of COVID-19. The survey may even estimate the prevalence of malaria and its potential relationship to SARS-CoV-2 an infection.” the assertion from the CDC reads

The assertion famous that each one members of chosen households shall be supplied the chance to take part within the survey.

In the event that they agree, members will reply a short questionnaire, have their blood drawn and examined for the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, and obtain a nasal swab and oropharyngeal swab to check for acute COVID-19.

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They may even have a speedy malaria check and obtain malaria therapy if the check is optimistic.

Testing for COVID-19 an infection and antibodies shall be completed on the Nationwide Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja.

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