SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence among Healthcare Workers after the First and Second Pandemic Waves [de Visscher et al. 2022]

The academic journal ‘Viruses’ published a study by de Visscher and colleagues on the prevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among health care workers in the Grand Hôpital in Charleroi. The presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 suggests that a person has previously been infected with COVID-19 or vaccinated. The investigation of 4008 serological tests confirm that health care workers are at a significantly higher risk of contracting COVID-19 than the general population. Regardless of the type of health care work, repeated contacts with at-risk patients seems to be the most important risk factor. 

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