Computer Sciences and Information Technology

Title :

The burden of active infection and anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies in the general population: Results from a statewide survey in Karnataka, India

Area of research :

Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Engineering Sciences, COVID-19 Research

Focus area :

Data analysis

Principal Investigator :

Prof Giridhara R Babu, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Hyderabad

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Executive Summary :

The routinely used case-based reporting and IgG serosurveys underestimate the actual prevalence of COVID-19. Simultaneous estimation of IgG antibodies and active SARS-CoV2 markers can provide a more accurate estimation. This is the first comprehensive survey providing accurate estimates of the COVID-19 burden.


Prof Rajesh Sundaresan, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru

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