Mar 19, 2020 07:38 PM

Recovered Monkeys Show Covid-19 Immunity: Experiment


What’s new: In a recent experiment led by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, rhesus monkeys that recovered from coronavirus infections suffered no reinfection symptoms after being put back into contagious environments. 

The study found the monkeys produced antibodies that were key to resisting reinfection.

What’s next: At the moment, there is no specific medicine or vaccine against the novel coronavirus, so the experiment results are of great significance for disease prevention and control as well as vaccine development. 

The study showed that antibodies could protect against later infection, but it remained unclear how long the protection would last.

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