Low seroprevalence of SARS Cov2 IgG antibodies in a fertility setting population in Romania

19.10.2020 23:46

Low seroprevalence of SARS Cov2 IgG antibodies in a fertility setting population in Romania

C. Manolea1, M. Bechir2, I.A. Rugescu3.
1Carol Davila University of Medicine, IVF Department - Columna Medical Center, Bucharest, Romania.
2Regina Maria Hospital, Assisted reproduction, Bucharest, Romania.
3National Transplant Agency, Reproductive Cells, Bucharest, Romania.

Study question:

Which is the seroprevalence of antibodies directed against SARS Cov2 in a fertility setting population (staff and patients) in Romania?

Summary answer:

Only 2% of the people tested demonstrated the presence of IgG antibodies against the novel Coronavirus

What is known already:

With a population of slightly over 19 million and 17.700 Covid-19 tests per million people, Romania is amongst the "medium hit" countries, ranking place 37 among 215 countries as regards the number of confirmed infections. As a national particularity, 1 in 7 confirmed cases is a health care worker (HCW).

The lockdown established on the 16th of March was eased starting the 15th of May providing the possibility of restarting the provision of fertility care.

Infertile patients are usually healthy 18 to 45-year-olds, forming a young and active population potentially at risk for developing asymptomatic forms of CoVid-19.

https://www.eshre.eu/ESHRE2020/Virtual/Searchable#!abstractdetails/0000636820

 

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