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Serologic testing of U.S. blood donations to identify SARS-CoV-2-reactive antibodies: December 2019-January 2020 – DocWire News

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 30:ciaa1785. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1785. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19

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Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 30:ciaa1785. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1785. Online ahead of print.
ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND: SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019, with subsequent worldwide spread. The first U.S. cases were identified in January 2020.
METHODS: To determine if SARS-CoV-2 reactive antibodies were present in sera prior to the first identified case in the U.S. on January 19, 2020, residual archived samples from 7,389 routine blood…

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