The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has partnered with UT Health San Antonio and the San Antonio Fire Department to measure the prevalence of asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 in Bexar County.

The study involves sampling about 500 households, enabling local health experts to see how big a role asymptomatic residents play in the transmission of COVID-19. It will use SAFD’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program, which provides non-emergency services in neighborhoods.

Anita Kurian, Metro Health’s assistant director, is leading the study along with Dr. Barbara Taylor, associate professor of infectious diseases.

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