Los resultados de la fase I de UofL Health del Proyecto de Co-inmunidad muestran que las precauciones ayudan a prevenir la propagación del coronavirus.

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Airmen from the 18th Medical Group conduct COVID-19 testing at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 20. Under the most current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the 18 MDG has increased its testing for the disease. Those who are tested become Persons Under Investigation (PUI), are contacted by Public Health, placed into isolation and instructed on how to avoid spread of their illness to family members in the home. Public Health interviews the PUI and develops a list of “close contacts” who are then called and given instructions to quarantine for 14 days. A close contact is someone who lived with or cared for a PUI, had direct physical contact with a PUI, or shared eating utensils or had prolonged close conversation with a PUI. On average, lab results take 2-5 days to return. If results are negative, isolated and quarantined individuals will be notified and released. If results come back positive, quarantine for the close contact will continue for 14 days and isolation for the PUI will continue until the PUI is medically cleared. Someone who has had contact with someone deemed a close contact does not need to be placed in quarantine but should continue to practice social distancing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mandy Foster)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Los resultados de la primera fase del innovador proyecto de la Universidad de Louisville para rastrear COVID-19 en Metro Louisville muestran que las medidas de precaución funcionaron para prevenir la transmisión de la enfermedad entre los trabajadores de la salud.

A lo largo de mayo, la fase I del Proyecto de Coinmunidad evaluó a 1.372 trabajadores de la salud en hospitales del sistema UofL Health. Las muestras fueron recolectadas por Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute de UofL y analizadas en el Laboratorio de Biocontención Regional (RBL) de UofL en el Centro de Medicina Predictiva para Biodefensas y Enfermedades Infecciosas Emergentes (CPM).

El estudio encontró que solo dos participantes tenían una infección activa de SARS-CoV-2, el virus que causa COVID-19. Otros 14 trabajadores dieron positivo por anticuerpos, lo que sugiere que han estado expuestos al virus. Desafortunadamente, debido a las bajas cantidades de sangre en algunas muestras, no se pudieron analizar los niveles de anticuerpos en 128 trabajadores.