Antibodies in 50% Bathinda kids: Survey

Antibodies in 50% Bathinda kids: Survey

A health worker collects the swab sample of a student in Patiala.

Bathinda, September 12

In a sero survey conducted by the Health Department among kids aged between 2 and 17 years in July, it was revealed that antibodies were present in 50 per cent of children in Bathinda district.

This means 50 per cent of children were infected by Covid in the second wave and due to no symptoms, they were cured on their own.

The survey was done by the department in male and female categories in urban and rural areas. In this, the maximum antibodies have been found among children in rural areas. The survey was conducted among 92 children of the district. In all, 36 male and 36 female children were included. The antibodies were found in 46 of them.

Dr Ravikant Gupta, paediatrician, Civil Hospital, Bathinda, said the development of antibodies in the body was important in the fight against Covid. It could either be caused by vaccination or after a person has been infected with the virus. — TNS

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