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High Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Antibody Prevalence After the Third Epidemic Wave (May–October 2021) in Matadi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

By the end of the third wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic (May–October 2021), only 3130 of the 57,268 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were reported in Kongo Central. This province, and especially its capital city, Matadi, has essential trade and exchanges with Kinshasa, the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in DRC. Kinshasa accounted for 60.0% of all cases during the same period. The true burden of COVID-19 in Matadi is likely underestimated. In this study, we aimed to determine the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seroprevalence and associated risk factors after the third wave in Matadi.

The publication was published in an academi journal, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 10, Issue 1.

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