Flu Dynamics COVID-19 Supplement

  • Funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Start & end year

    2020
    2021
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $364,096
  • Funder

    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    Nicaragua, Americas
  • Lead Research Institution

    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AT ANN ARBOR
  • Research Category

    Pathogen: natural history, transmission and diagnostics

  • Research Subcategory

    Pathogen morphology, shedding & natural history

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Unspecified

  • Vulnerable Population

    Unspecified

  • Occupations of Interest

    Unspecified

Abstract

PROJECT SUMMARY/ABSTRACTSARS-COV-2, the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease (COVID) emerged in China in late 2019. It rapidlyspread worldwide and is now causing a pandemic with high morbidity and mortality. Because SARS-COV-2 isa novel virus in humans, there are many fundamental knowledge gaps in our understanding of the virus anddisease. To undertake a detailed investigation of SARS-COV-2 in Nicaragua, we propose to add onSARS-COV-2 aims to our existing Household Influenza Cohort Study. The research questions addressed build naturally on the infrastructure currently in place to conduct the Household Cohort Study. Specifically, wewill add SARS-COV-2 testing on to samples that are already collected through our ongoing cohort study, addthe collection of blood samples around SARS-COV-2 infection in participants, and perform a household SARS-COV-2 transmission study. This proposal addresses major gaps in knowledge on COVID natural historyand transmission. It is thus timely and well-poised to have substantial public health and scientificimpact.