Hospital-Wide SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Screening in 3056 Staff in a Tertiary Center in Belgium

JAMA. 2020 Jul 14;324(2):195-197. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.11160.

Abstract

This study characterizes the prevalence of antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) among hospital staff of a Belgian tertiary care center tested over 1 week in April 2020, and risk factors for seropositivity.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Viral / analysis*
  • Belgium
  • Betacoronavirus
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques / statistics & numerical data*
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pandemics
  • Personnel, Hospital
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis*
  • Tertiary Care Centers / organization & administration*

Substances

  • Antibodies, Viral

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 diagnostic testing
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2