seroprevalence

noun
se·​ro·​prev·​a·​lence | \ ˌsir-ō-ˈpre-və-lən(t)s How to pronounce seroprevalence (audio) , -ˈprev-lən(t)s \

Definition of seroprevalence

: the frequency of individuals in a population that have a particular element (such as antibodies to HIV) in their blood serum

Examples of seroprevalence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web India's vaccination rate is low, but a national seroprevalence survey released in July suggested that about two-thirds of the country has antibodies after the brutal spring surge. Peter Weber, The Week, 6 Aug. 2021 Researchers can, however, estimate the true spread of the disease based on seroprevalence studies, reported cases, and death counts. Alex Putterman, courant.com, 30 Oct. 2021 The coronavirus had spread through the entire country; seroprevalence among the rural population (66.5%) was only slightly lower than in urban counterparts. Rajib Dasgupta, The Conversation, 20 Aug. 2021 After the program was instituted, the researchers reported an 11.9 percent decrease in symptomatic Covid symptoms and a 9.3 percent reduction in symptomatic seroprevalence, which indicates that the virus was detected in blood tests. NBC News, 2 Sep. 2021 When tracked, this group saw a 9.3 percent reduction in symptomatic covid-19 seroprevalence, meaning the virus was confirmed by bloodwork, as well as a further 11.9 percent reduction in covid-19 symptoms. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021 Epidemiologists say a nationwide seroprevalence survey released in July, which checks blood samples for the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, may offer clues about which regions will be susceptible. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Aug. 2021 Epidemiologists say a nationwide seroprevalence survey released in July, which checks blood samples for the presence of covid-19 antibodies, may offer clues about which regions will be susceptible. Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2021 The study was based on three different estimates of excess deaths, using India's seroprevalence studies, excess death data from India's civil registration system, and mortality surveys from the Center for the Monitoring of the Indian Economy. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 22 July 2021

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First Known Use of seroprevalence

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seroprevalence

sero- + prevalence

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seroprevalence

noun
se·​ro·​prev·​a·​lence | \ -ˈprev(-ə)-lən(t)s How to pronounce seroprevalence (audio) \

Medical Definition of seroprevalence

: the frequency of individuals in a population that have a particular element (as antibodies to HIV) in their blood serum

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