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Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG Among Medical Care Providers in Sana’a Capital, Yemen, 2021

Medical care providers (MCPs) have a higher risk of contracting infection SARS-CoV-2 during medical care provision to infected patients. This study determined the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG and associated factors among MCPs in Sana’a Capital. A cross-sectional study among MCPs of six of the main Sana'a Capital hospitals was conducted. Data were collected by a self-administered questionnaire that was 288 distributed to MCPs, and blood samples were collected from participants, and tested for SARS-COV-2 IgG antibodies. Data entered and analyzed by Epi info 7.2.4. Univariate logistic regression to determine the association, and calculate crude and adjusted prevalence odds ratio. P-value < 0.05 were considered statistically significant. 288 of MCPs were enrolled, 72% were males, 52% were <30 years old, 65% were married, 84% were nurses, 53% working at ICUs and 58% were from public hospitals. SARS-COV-2 IgG was detected in 242 with 84% overall prevalence among MCPs. It was significantly higher among MCPs at private hospitals than public hospitals and no significant difference according to other sociodemographic factors. IgG seroprevalence of SARS-COV-2 was high. Implementation of effective standards for infection prevention and control (IPC) with sufficient personal protective equipment. Further studies to assess IPC practices and to identify risk factors among MCPs-related SARS-COV-2 infection are required.

SARS-COV-2, IgG Seroprevalence, Medical Care Providers, Yemen

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Elham Zeehrah, Mohammed Al-Amad. (2023). Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG Among Medical Care Providers in Sana’a Capital, Yemen, 2021. American Journal of Laboratory Medicine, 8(2), 21-26.

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Elham Zeehrah; Mohammed Al-Amad. Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG Among Medical Care Providers in Sana’a Capital, Yemen, 2021. Am. J. Lab. Med. 2023, 8(2), 21-26. doi: 10.11648/j.ajlm.20230802.12

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Elham Zeehrah, Mohammed Al-Amad. Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG Among Medical Care Providers in Sana’a Capital, Yemen, 2021. Am J Lab Med. 2023;8(2):21-26. doi: 10.11648/j.ajlm.20230802.12

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