Low prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among high-risks health care workers at a tertiary referral hospital in Vietnam

  • Mã bài báo : EN0710
  • Ngày xuất bản : 29/04/2021
  • Số trang : 114-122
  • Tác giả : Truong Thai Phuong
  • Lượt xem : ( 141 )

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  • Truong Thai Phuong 1 - Microbiology Department, Bach Mai Hospital
  • Le Thi Ngan - Microbiology Department, Bach Mai Hospital
  • Nguyen Ngoc Diep - Microbiology Department, Bach Mai Hospital
  • Nguyen Thi Thuy Duong - Microbiology Department, Bach Mai Hospital
  • Hoang Thi Ngan - Microbiology Department, Bach Mai Hospital
  • Vu Thi Tuong Van - Microbiology Department, Bach Mai Hospital

https://doi.org/10.52322/jocmbmh.07.en.05

Introduction: Healthcare workers (HCWs) are a high-risk group for COVID-19 infection.

Objectives: This paper aims to estimate the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among HCWs from six most at risk departments of Bach Mai Hospital in 2020.

Material and Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional serological survey among HCWs at Bach Mai Hospital from September to October 2020. We used the convenience sampling approach for recruiting participants. A total of 489 individual agreed to participate in the study. We used Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test to detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among participants.

Results: The median age of HCW was 32 years old (IQR 27 – 40). More than half of HCW were nurses (55.3%), followed by clinical doctor (22.9%), laboratory specialists (5.8%), and remaining were non-clinical staff. Using Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test, we found only 2 HCW had positive for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. Both of two cases were previously RT-PCR positive during the outbreak in March 2020.

Conclusion: Antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 were very low in 519 of health care staff at a major hospital in northern Vietnam. Although these findings are encouraging, it is critical to perform routine SARS-CoV-2 serological surveys of frontline health care staff to determine the risk of nosocomial infection.

  • Chủ đề : Microbiology
  • Loại bài báo : Original Research
  • Chuyên nghành : Clinical Medicine

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  • Địa chỉ : Microbiology Department, Bach Mai Hospital

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