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Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies among Swiss Hospital Workers - Results of a Prospective Cohort Study

Philipp Kohler, Christian R. Kahlert, Johannes Sumer, Domenica Flury, Sabine Güsewell, Onicio B Leal-Neto, Julia Notter, Werner Albrich, Baharak Babouee Flury, Allison McGeer, Stefan Kuster, Lorenz Risch, Matthias Schlegel & Pietro Vernazza

abstract In this prospective cohort of 1'012 Swiss hospital employees, three different assays were used to screen serum for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. Seropositivity was 1%; the positive predictive value of the lateral-flow immunoassay was 64% (IgG) and 13% (IgM). History of fever and myalgia most effectively differentiated seropositive and seronegative participants.
   
citation Kohler P, Kahlert C R, Sumer J, Flury D, Güsewell S, Leal-Neto O B, Notter J, Albrich W, Babouee Flury B, McGeer A, Kuster S, Risch L, Schlegel M, Vernazza P. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies among Swiss Hospital Workers - Results of a Prospective Cohort Study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020;1-15.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 08-10-2020
journal title Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
ISSN electronic 1559-6834
pages 1-15
PubMed 33028454
DOI 10.1017/ice.2020.1244