Last Updated

15 Oct 2020

COREP Project


Aims to

1) define epidemiological parameters of SARS-CoV-2 infection in rural Kenya and South Africa, including the reproductive number, transmissibility, clinical disease spectrum and population-level incidence;

2) assess the burden of SARS-CoV-2 disease in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, and risk factors for infection and transmission; and

3) evaluate the diagnostic performance, feasibility, usability and cost-effectiveness of Dried Plasma Spot samples collected at the community level through finger pricks by community health workers, followed by centralized serological testing 

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