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Study Finds 96% of Covid-19 Patients Have Antibodies One Year After Recovery | India News


MOSCOW: A study by Japan’s Yokohama City University showed that 96 percent of people previously infected with COVID-19 still had antibodies one year after recovery, the Kyodo news agency reported.
The study analyzed the results of 250 people between the ages of 21 and 78 who tested positive for the virus between February and April of last year and found that COVID-19 patients who showed more severe symptoms had antibodies the following year, while 97 percent of those with mild or no symptoms had antibodies in the first six months after becoming ill.
The study also found that only 69 percent of people who were ill with mild or no symptoms of COVID-19 last year had antibodies to fight the South African variant six months after becoming ill, 75 percent against the Indian variant. , 81 percent against the Brazilian variant and 85 percent against the United Kingdom variant. The study also showed that these percentages decreased in the following year.
The study concluded that former COVID-19 patients who were ill in the early months of the pandemic, especially if they had mild symptoms or no symptoms, still need to be vaccinated to avoid being infected with a UK variant of COVID-19. , South Africa and Brazil.

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