SARS-COV2 sero-epidemiological investigation mission in Bomassa, north of the Republic of Congo

As part of the “SARS-COV 2 sero-epidemiological investigation in the Republic of Congo”, a team from the Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale (FCRM) in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) went from May 19 to June 2, 2021 on a mission to collect samples from residents of Bomassa.

Bomassa is located in the heart of the equatorial forest, in the Nouabalé-Ndoki forest massif in the Sangha department, in north of the Republic of Congo, 972 km from Brazzaville by car, on the border with Cameroon and the Central African Republic.

This collection of samples was a logical continuation of the pilot phase of the study conducted by FCRM in Brazzaville from April to August 2020, conducted to demonstrate in several Brazzaville residents the presence of antibodies against SARS-COV2, without the presence of the virus, which testified to a past viral infection; this study allows to follow the progression of herd immunity against this virus.

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