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Corona: AIIMS-WHO survey revealed, children are not much at risk in the third wave

A survey being conducted in India has revealed that sero positivity has been found in children more than adults. Therefore, children aged 2 years or more are not at much risk from the third wave of corona.



New Delhi: Children are not likely to be affected much more than adults in the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In the interim results of an ongoing study in the country, it has been claimed that the sero-positivity rate is high in children, so children above 2 years of age are less prone to be affected by corona.

Survey done on 4,509 people

Sero-positivity is the presence of a specific type of antibody in the blood. The results of the study have come amid concerns being raised about the possibility of children and adolescents being most affected in the third wave of Kovid-19 in the country. The interim results of the study have been released in medRxiv, a pre-publication server. These results are based on a medium term analysis of 4,509 participants. These included 700 children in the age group of two to 17 years, while 3,809 persons in the age group of 18 or above were included. These people were taken from five states.

WHO-AIIMS is doing survey

The data collection period was between March 15 and June 15. These were taken from five locations, which include Delhi Urban Rehabilitation Colony, Delhi Rural (villages in Faridabad district under Delhi-NCR), Bhubaneshwar Rural Area, Gorakhpur Rural Area and Agartala Rural Area. The results are part of a multi-centered, population-based, age-based seropresence study, conducted by Randeep Guleria, Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Professors Puneet Mishra, Shashi Kant and Sanjay K, from the Department for Center of Medicine. Rai, along with other experts, is being done under the World Health Organization unity studies. The study is being conducted in five selected states with a proposed population of 10,000.

Low sero positivity in cities



“Sero presence is 55.7 in the age group below 18 years and 63.5 per cent in the age group above 18 years,” the results said. There is no statistically significant difference in attendance between adults and children. According to the results of the study, the sero positivity rate was found to be lower in rural areas as compared to urban locations (in Delhi). Children in rural areas were found to have relatively less sero-positivity than adults.

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