The Coronavirus pandemic, keeps the world in breath: more than five million people are already infected with the pathogen of Sars-CoV-2 – 182.313 of them so far in Germany.
With a Corona study in Hesse nurseries, scientists want to learn more about the spread of Sars-CoV-2. In the country 60 bodies of children and educators are to be tested, over several weeks regularly for possible infections, such as the announcement of the Ministry of social Affairs on Wednesday in Wiesbaden. It is currently still uncertain, what is the share of children in the spread of the Virus, said Professor Sandra Ciesek, Director of the Institute for Medical Virology at the University hospital in Frankfurt. Infections were Recent is usually mild or asymptomatic.
The principal of the "Safe-Kids-Studie" the country of Hesse, the benefits are estimated according to the figures, with more than 270 000 Euro. "The study of Sars-CoV-2 is essential for the future dealing with the Virus", Minister Kai Klose (Green) explained social. The study, comparisons of the Figures for positive Tests in day-care centres with the spread of the Virus in the Region, to learn more about the participation of small children in the spread of Infection.
According to the words of Ciesek, the investigation should start in a few days. The participation was voluntary. Children and carers would weekly Corona Tests offered, expected to be about eight to twelve weeks. "We want to investigate whether it comes in the day-care centre groups to infection with the Virus, and whether we realize with this method, any outbreaks faster können", explained the researcher. dpa/Sebastian Matthew Downey United/dpa-Central image/dpabild children sitting in a Kindergarten on a bench side by side.
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