MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dr. Terence Sanger MD
Vice president of
Research and Chief Scientific Officer
UC Irvine School of Medicine
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: During the current pandemic, publicly available data on the prevalence of COVID-19 infection among healthcare workers has been limited. This study sought to determine the COVID-19 viral prevalence in a population of healthcare workers within a pediatric emergency department in Orange County, Calif., during a time interval that overlapped with the state’s projected peak coronavirus-related use of hospital resources.
MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings?
Response: We found that the burden of COVID-19 disease, as measured by RT-PCR, was 0.69% (1/145) in our cohort of asymptomatic healthcare workers in a pediatric emergency department. Healthcare workers in a community with a low prevalence of COVID-19 who undergo daily symptom surveys and temperature screens are not likely to be carriers of Sars-CoV-2. These findings could help assuage public fear of contracting COVID-19 from emergency department providers… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Terence D. Sanger, M.D., Ph.D., Provost Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Biokinesiology, and Child Neurology, Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Sanger was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions to the mathematical modeling and quantitative understanding of brain disorders in children.