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Volume 27, Number 1—January 2021

Limited Specificity of Serologic Tests for SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Detection, Benin

Anges Yadouleton1, Anna-Lena Sander1, Andres Moreira-Soto1, Carine Tchibozo, Gildas Hounkanrin, Yvette Badou, Carlo Fischer, Nina Krause, Petas Akogbeto, Edmilson F. de Oliveira Filho, Anges Dossou, Sebastian Brünink, Melchior A. Joël Aïssi, Mamoudou Harouna Djingarey, Benjamin Hounkpatin, Michael Nagel2, and Jan Felix Drexler2Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: Université Nationale des Sciences, Technologies, Ingénierie et Mathématiques, Cotonou, Benin (A. Yadouleton); Laboratoire des Fièvres Hémorragiques Virales du Benin, Cotonou (A. Yadouleton, C. Tchibozo, G. Hounkanrin, Y. Badou); Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany (A.-L. Sander, A. Moreira-Soto, C. Fischer, N. Krause, E.F. de Oliveira Filho, S. Brünink, J.F. Drexler); Ministry of Health, Cotonou (P. Akogbeto, A. Dossou, B. Hounkpatin); Conseil National de Lutte contre le VIH-Sida, la Tuberculose, le Paludisme, les IST et les Epidémies, Cotonou (M.A. Joël Aïssi); World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Health Emergencies Programme, Brazzaville, Congo (M.H. Djingarey); Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Bonn, Germany (M. Nagel); German Centre for Infection Research, associated partner Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany (J.F. Drexler)

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Table 1

Characteristics of patients with RT-PCR–confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection from whom serum samples were collected during March–April 2020 in Benin*

Sample ID Age, y/sex Sampling month Location Travel history Symptoms Day serum sample taken after RT-PCR–confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection
1 36/M March Cotonou France Fever 8
2 43/M March Cotonou Niger Fever 1
3 34/F March Cotonou France Fever 8
4 29/M March Cotonou France Fever 10
5 44/M April Cotonou Germany Fever 10
6 39/F April Cotonou France Fever 9
7 41/F April Cotonou France Fever 8
*ID, identification; RT-PCR, reverse transcription PCR; SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

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1These first authors contributed equally to this article.

2These senior authors contributed equally to this article.

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