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Indore: Another sero-survey from Nov 11; samples of over 527 children to be taken again

12:41 AM Nov 10, 2021 | Staff Reporter

Indore

While the report of the most ambitious sero-surveillance among children has not been revealed yet, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College administration and health department have started preparation for another sero-surveillance among children.

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The survey would be started by the medical college and health department from November 11 in which 27 teams will hit the field. The health department will provide logistics and manpower for sample collection while testing would be done by MGM Medical College.

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In the first sero-survey among children 2003 samples were collected and antibodies against Covid -19 were found in 1600 children.

“In the second sero-survey among children, samples of 527 randomly selected children, will be taken to know the level of antibodies at present. Results of the survey will help in studying the level of antibodies, whether it increases or decreases with time and also to plan the policy decisions to keep children safe from Covid-19,” divisional commissioner Pawan Sharma said while addressing the meeting for the same on Tuesday.

The first survey among children was done in August in which as many as 2003 samples among children below 18 years of age were collected. Samples were collected by 50 teams in four days in the second week of August.

The level of antibody among the children of age group 1-6 years was 69 per cent, while it was 78 per cent in children of the age group of 7 to 9 years and highest was found in the children of age 10-17 years i.e. 82 per cent. Overall, antibody among children was 79 per cent.

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