Testing to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

Public health officials have engaged in large scale testing to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission. The logic is that identified spreaders can quarantine to reduce the infection rate.

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DNA test to be added to Covid screening

People most at risk from coronavirus can be identified with a simple genetic check, health officials say RT News - January 15, 2022

The Polish Health Ministry is planning to introduce a new type of screening for coronavirus after a gene was discovered that determines the likelihood of a patient suffering from severe or fatal Covid-19.

People most at risk of suffering the severest effects or even dying of coronavirus can be identified using a genetic test, health officials in Poland revealed this week. The study that resulted in the discovery was supported by the country’s Ministry of Health and Medical Research Agency, and involved around 1,500 patients with Covid-19. Researchers from the Medical University of Bialystok identified a gene in chromosome 3 that significantly influences how badly the virus will affect an individual. 3)

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