Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
SHORT COMMUNICATION
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-56

Adoption of the population-based sero-epidemiological protocol to effectively respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic


1 Member of the Medical Education Unit and Institute Research Council, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpaet, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpaet, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava
Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) – Deemed to be University, Tiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpaet District - 603 108, Tamil Nadu
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jss.JSS_30_20

Rights and Permissions

The ongoing Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has been declared as a pandemic and has created a global public health concern. The primary reason due to which COVID-19 outbreak became a public health emergency of international concern was its novel nature. In order to enhance our understanding about the novel infection, five epidemiological protocols have been already developed and the World Health Organization has designed another protocol to conduct investigations pertaining to the disease on the basis of the population and age-stratification. It is expected that this protocol will aid in knowing about the magnitude of the infection in the community, age-specific incidence, infection attack rate, case fatality ratio, ratio of severe disease, detection of high-risk population groups, and the proportion of people having an asymptomatic infection. In conclusion, the adoption of the recently formulated epidemiological protocol by the nation's public health authorities will be a significant step in shaping the battle of mankind against the COVID-19 disease. The protocol will enable the standardized collection of information and thus will help us in understanding crucial clinical, virological and epidemiological attributes of the novel infection.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed26    
    Printed0    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded11    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal