Sero-prevalence and Sero-conversion Study of Health Care Workers and Their Households, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Status: Completed
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Intervention Type: Diagnostic Test
Study Type: Observational

This is a cohort study, in which the investigators will follow-up 650 health care workers (HCW) and a selection of their households (of COVID positive and COVID negative HCW) at baseline and in three follow-up surveys, with 4 to 6 weeks of time interval. The investigators will select HCW from different wards and different health care structures in 5 communes of Kinshasa. Additionally, in the first survey among HCW, the investigators will test with different diagnostic platform to evaluate the performance of serological tests in the African setting and the effect of malaria infection on the performance of tests. An amendment is added to the protocol, stating an additional 2 surveys in april/June 2021 and October/November 2021 to evaluate impact of second wave and of vaccination campaign.

Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

• For Both groups:

• Willing to provide written informed consent

• Being sick or having had COVID-19 is not an exclusion criterion

• Health care workers

• Health care worker (all categories from specialist doctors to allied and auxiliary health workers) of the selected health services

• foreseen to be employed (or place of internship) for the next three months in he selected health facility

• Household members

• Willing not to change the residence during the study period

• Household member of included Health care workers

Other Locations
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Institut Nationale de recherche Biomédicale
Time Frame
Start Date: July 17, 2020
Completion Date: December 31, 2021
Target number of participants: 1200
Health care workers
questionnaire and COVID antibody test
Household members
questionnaire and COVID antibody test
Collaborators: Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale. Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo
Leads: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium

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