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Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay are participating in the Spanish clinical trial to prevent Covid-19 in healthcare

June 14, 2020

Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay have joined the Spanish clinical trial for the prevention of Covid-19 “Epics” (clinical trial for the prevention of coronavirus infections in healthcare) to assess the risk of disease among healthcare professionals and high-risk socio-health -hygienic.

As the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday, other countries such as Mexico and Venezuela have requested to take part in the “largest study of these characteristics in Europe and one of the largest in the world, involving 4,000 professionals participating in the first study,” pandemics Reaction line. “

Currently, a total of 67 hospitals in 14 autonomous communities are part of this clinical study coordinated by the National AIDS Plan, involving medical and nursing staff, caretakers, pharmacists, radiologists and laboratory technicians, cleaning staff and chaplains. There will also be primary care staff, mobile emergency / rescue service staff, home care staff and care centers for the elderly and / or disabled.

Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay are participating in the Spanish clinical trial to prevent Covid-19 in healthcareArgentina, Ecuador and Uruguay are participating in the Spanish clinical trial to prevent Covid-19 in healthcare

“If we can demonstrate that one of the treatments tested in Epics is effective, it would be logical to extend it to other vulnerable professionals, such as government security forces and agencies, or another group that we find extremely vulnerable to the consequences consider of the Covid-19, “said Director of the National AIDS Plan and Epic’s lead investigator, Julia del Amo.