FG Gets $2.1m From US Government For COVID-19 Household Infectious Survey

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FG gets $2.1m from US government for COVID-19 household infectious survey

The United States Government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has approved an additional $2.1million for the Federal government to conduct a household survey to determine the extent of COVID-19 transmission in Gombe, Enugu, and Nasarawa States.

According to a statement released, the survey is expected to increase the understanding of COVID-19 transmission and burden in these three states and inform the COVID-19 response of the Federal government and its partners.

“The survey will estimate the proportion of the population in these states who have ever been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 disease. This will be accomplished by measuring the presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in the blood of volunteers.

“These antibodies, specialized proteins produced by the immune system to fight infection, are generated as part of the body’s response to COVID-19 and are an indication of previous infection.

“The survey will also estimate the proportion of people who have the disease but are not showing any symptoms, determine risk factors for infection, and measure the intra-household transmission of COVID-19. The survey will also estimate the prevalence of malaria and its potential relationship to SARS-CoV-2 infection.” the statement from the CDC reads

The statement noted that all members of selected households will be offered the opportunity to participate in the survey.

If they agree, participants will answer a brief questionnaire, have their blood drawn and tested for the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, and receive a nasal swab and oropharyngeal swab to test for acute COVID-19.

They will also have a rapid malaria test and receive malaria treatment if the test is positive.

Testing for COVID-19 infection and antibodies will be done at the National Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja.

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I pray we will not have another lockdown in Nigeria has money has begin to come in for coronavirus


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Major Miracle
4 weeks ago

We did not see anything like that in enugu


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Government give us our share oh


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Umar Abubakar
4 weeks ago

We had but no any Nigerian will benefit from this money


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Kazeem Kolawole
4 weeks ago

God save us from this country


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Hadiza Musa Buba
4 weeks ago

This serious may God save from this people all corona na poverty they naija both like corona


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Junior Biber
4 weeks ago

Our country na scam 


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Jeremiah Daniel
4 weeks ago

Hmm, naija be that, which of your share?


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Omoruyi Ebenezer
4 weeks ago

I hope the money is used for the actual purpose 


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Okafor Bernard
4 weeks ago

Government should manage it well


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Now the money might go to another thing


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Alidu
4 weeks ago

Save us from this country 


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Monisola Dasilva
4 weeks ago

All the money they' be gotten so far went into their pockets


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Allah kare mu


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Inimfon Ufia
4 weeks ago

I thought Corona is gone


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As usual they will share amongst themselves


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Ewuru Glory
4 weeks ago

Our government will share it for themselves


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Isa Amiru Isa
4 weeks ago

This is too much of paplipalli


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Odion Ishi
4 weeks ago

Corona should do and go jare


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Federal government should please let this money circulate


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