Civitella in Val di Chiana will be part of the sample of the 2,015 Italian cities identified by Istat and the Ministry of Health for carrying out serological tests.
“It is an important opportunity for citizens previously selected by Istat, contacted by the operators of the Italian Red Cross through the telephone number 06 5510 – said mayor Ginetta Menchetti – we hope for a broad membership “.
To that end Tuesday 9 June, from 3.15 pm to 4.45 pm, a camper-screening point will be set up by the Italian Red Cross Antonio Gramsci in Badia al Pino, in the parking lot behind the town hall. The screening will therefore be carried out to citizens previously selected by Istat and contacted by CRI operators.
Through the serological test (which consists of a blood sample) it is possible to identify any antibodies directed against the Sars-CoV-2 virus, even in asymptomatic subjects or with mild symptoms. Serological tests are therefore an important tool for estimating the spread of infection in a community and for addressing containment and contrast policies for the epidemic. The serological test is paid by the National Health Service. The person selected by Istat for the serological investigation does not have the obligation to join, but those who undergo the test will find out if you have developed antibodies to the virus and will help to make known the epidemiological situation of the whole country.
The outcome will be communicated to each participant from their region within 15 days of the test. In the event of a positive test, the interested party will be placed in temporary home isolation by his regional health service and contacted to make a nasopharyngeal swab to check for any state of contagiousness. There confidentiality of participants will be maintained for the duration of the investigation.
The survey results can only be disclosed in aggregate form and in such a way that it is not possible to identify the person to whom the information refers. They will be available to the competent bodies in order to prepare an adequate containment and contrast planning for the epidemic.