Italian study: Antibodies in COVID survivors remain for 9-10 months

Antibodies produced in the body of people infected with COVID-19 remain for 9-10 months. PHOTO: Pixabay

Antibodies produced in the body of people infected with COVID-19 remain for 9-10 months. So says an Italian study of the University of Padua and London’s Imperial College under the direction of Prof. Andrea Chrysanti. The study was performed on the entire population of Vau Euganeo in the Veneto region, which was massively infected with the virus.

“I can’t say anything more than that, because the study is still under embargo and we are waiting for the scientific evaluation of the journal Nature,” Chrysanti told Republika. The evaluation should be ready within two weeks.

The Vaux population survey included most of the town’s 3,200 residents. They have been tested several times for the virus, as well as serological tests for antibodies.

Along with Codonjo in Lombardy, the town of Vaud was the first outbreak of the virus in Italy in March 2020. It was completely closed to the outside world for two weeks. A 77-year-old man first died on February 21, 2020. It was later learned that the municipality was an outbreak of COVID, with a contagion index of 3. Cases of infection doubled every 3-4 days. All residents of the municipality were tested several times. All but one agreed to participate in Prof. Chrysanthemum’s experiment and became something like experimental mice. What are the conclusions of the whole study will become clear after its publication in the journal Nature.

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