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There is one clinical trial.
COVID-19 has become a global problem. There is an urgent need to improve the diagnosis and screening of patients and healthcare workers for COVID-19 in the UK. Mask based sampling is a method of detecting SARS-COV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19) in the breath of suspected COVID-19 patients or healthcare workers in the mask that they would wear in hospital. The investigators have previously demonstrated the utility of this method in other respiratory infections, such as tuberculosis. This project aims to investigate the utility of mask-based sampling is a tool for the diagnosis and quantification of COVID-19 in breath and the implications in a healthcare setting using three cohorts of participants. Initially we will compare the amount of COVID-19 detected by mask sampling compared with standard nasopharyngeal swab, which is the current gold standard test, in patients who present to hospital with COVID-19 symptoms. We will address the length of time COVID-19 is breathed out by people affected by the virus and the how infectious the virus is over time in a cohort of symptomatic healthcare workers who are isolating at home. This will allow us to understand how long someone stays infectious for and may have the potential to inform public health measures, for instance when healthcare workers can return to work or duration of isolation. Finally we will investigate asymptomatic carriage of COVID-19 by different healthcare workers in different areas of the hospital during a screening study. This will allow us to understand the extent of infection amongst healthcare workers and allow us to address hospital acquired transmission.
Description: Newly diagnosed patients compare mask and swab samples taken at the same timeMeasure: Comparison with Naso-pharyngeal swab Time: 6 months
Description: SARS-COV-2 RNA quantification over time SARS-COV-2 RNA quantification over 21 days post diagnosisMeasure: Mask out over time Time: 12 months
Description: screening of asymptomatic healthcare workersMeasure: mask as a screening tool in asymptomatic people Time: 6 months
Data processed on September 26, 2020.
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