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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 2

Characteristics of prepandemic controls with febrile illnesses of unknown origin from whom samples were collected during October–November 2019 in Benin*

Sample ID Age, y/sex Health center Sampling month Symptoms
215 28/M CNHU October Fever
311 15/F CB October Fever
312 34/F CB October Fever
313 27/M CB October Fever
314 18/M CB October Fever
315 21/M CB October Fever
316 31/M CB October Fever
317 25/F CB October Fever
318 23/F CB October Fever
319 18/M CB October Fever
320 22/F CB October Fever
321 19/F CB October Fever
322 23/M CB October Fever
323 21/M CB October Fever
324 34/F CB October Fever
325 47/M CB October Fever
326 29/M CB October Fever
327 42/F CB October Fever
328 21/M CB October Fever
329 12/M CB October Fever
330 19/F CB October Fever
331 46/M CB October Fever
332 44/F CB October Fever
333 59/M CB October Fever
334 37/M CB October Fever
335 65/M CB October Fever
336 39/F CB October Fever
337 56/M CB October Fever
338 19/M CB October Fever
339 29/M CB October Fever
201 42/M CB November Fever
202 23/M CB November Fever
203 29/M CB November Fever
204 18/M CB November Fever
205 30/F AHC November Fever
206 26/F AHC November Fever
207 19/M AHC November Fever
208 25/F AHC November Fever
209 34/F AHC November Fever
210 61/F AHC November Fever
211 18/F AHC November Fever
212 32/M AHC November Fever
213 63/F AHC November Fever
214 40/M AHC November Fever
216 50/F CNHU November Fever
217 38/M CNHU November Fever
218 55/M CNHU November Fever
219 13/F CNHU November Fever
220 12/F CNHU November Fever
221 29/F CNHU November Fever
222 35/M CNHU November Fever
223 22/M CNHU November Fever
224 15/M CNHU November Fever
225 19/M CNHU November Fever
226 33/F CNHU November Fever
227 16/F CNHU November Fever
228 26/M CNHU November Fever
229 31/F CNHU November Fever
230 26/F CNHU November Fever
291 29/F AHC November Fever

*AHC, Akkasato Health Center; CB, Clinique Boni; CNHU, Centre National Hospitalier Universitaire Hubert Koutoukou; ID, identification.

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1These first authors contributed equally to this article.

2These senior authors contributed equally to this article.

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