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Revista Argentina de Salud Pública

Print version ISSN 1852-8724On-line version ISSN 1853-810X


AGUIRRE, María Fernanda et al. Epidemiological approach in a long-term care facility for the elderly with antecedent of COVID-19 outbreak. Rev. argent. salud pública [online]. 2021, vol.13, suppl.1, pp.5-5. ISSN 1852-8724.


: During the coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19), elderly people in long-term care facilities and their health workers constitute a vulnerable subpopulation with a high risk of hospitalization and death. The objective is to describe the epidemiological approach carried out in a long-term care facility for older adults under active surveillance, in the Mar del Plata-Batán urban area, on December 2020.


: The approach strategy combined the indication to isolate suspected cases, perform RT-PCR and detection of IgG antibodies.


: 4 detectable results were obtained by RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 corresponding to health workers; only one had a history of RT-PCR detection during the initial outbreak that occurred 95 days previously; results in residents were undetectable. There were 40 cases with IgG type antibodies (63.5%); 12 (30%) had no history of detection by RT-PCR in any of the outbreaks.


: Findings indicate that having had a first outbreak episode at the facility conferred immunity on people who had no clinical signs of the disease, possibly preventing the second outbreak from spreading among residents.

Keywords : Coronavirus Infections; Disease Outbreaks; Health Services for the Aged; Argentina.

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