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Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in Italians and in Immigrants in Northern Italy

Publication date: 01/04/2020 – E&P Code: repo.epiprev.it/538
Authors: The Reggio Emilia COVID-19 working group1
Correspondence: Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Azienda USL – IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, via Amendola 2, 42122, Reggio Emilia, Italy, paolo.giorgirossi@ausl.re.it

Abstract: It has been hypothesized that bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine can be protective against COVID-19.
We report that immigrants resident in Reggio Emilia province, mostly coming from countries with high BCG vaccination coverage, and Italians had a similar prevalence of infection (OR 0.99; 95 % confidence interval [CI] 0.82-1.2) and similar probability of being tested (OR 0.93; 95% CI 0.81-1.1).

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