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2021 Jul 15

Influenza Other Respir Viruses

Determinants of having severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 neutralizing antibodies in Egypt.


El Rifay AS, Mahmoud SH, Marouf MA, Gomaa MR, El Taweel A, Abo Shama NM, GabAllah M, Abd El Dayem SM, Kandeil A, Mostafa A, El-Shesheny R, Kayali G, Ali MA
Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2021 Jul 15.
PMID: 34264010.


Reported laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases underestimate the true burden of disease as cases without laboratory confirmation, and asymptomatic and mild cases are missed by local surveillance systems. Population-based seroprevalence studies can provide better estimates of burden of disease by taking into account infections that were missed by surveillance systems. Additionally, little is known about the determinants of seroconversion in community settings.