Live Incidence of Viral Respiratory Infections
– VACCELERATE Basis for Study Planning
COVID-19? RSV infection? Or influenza?
With the cold season, the number of respiratory diseases increased. We determined the frequency and distribution of respiratory infections before patients see a doctor = Real-World Infection Evidence.
In the summer months, most people are healthy and nothing much happens in terms of infections. During this time, we investigate asymptomatic testings and will step on the gas again in fall, when the viruses are back from their summer break.
Volunteers from our Volunteer Registry are contacted and receive a test kit from us.
The test can detect 5 different viruses and is used if one or more of the following symptoms are present for at least 24 hours: Cough, sore throat, runny nose, difficulty breathing, redness of the eyes, loss of smell or taste and also aching limbs with or without fever.
The test result is reported to the VACCELERATE team by email and evaluated.
20 June 2023