A Japanese study found that antibodies were more prevalent among patients who were moderately or severely affected by Covid-19. Photo: TNS A Japanese study found that antibodies were more prevalent among patients who were moderately or severely affected by Covid-19. Photo: TNS
A Japanese study found that antibodies were more prevalent among patients who were moderately or severely affected by Covid-19. Photo: TNS

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus antibodies remain in body for at least six months, Japanese study finds

  • Yokohama City University studied 376 former Covid-19 patients and found 98 per cent had neutralising antibodies, which work to prevent reinfection
  • This suggests that the effects of a coronavirus vaccine would last some time

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Japanese study found that antibodies were more prevalent among patients who were moderately or severely affected by Covid-19. Photo: TNS A Japanese study found that antibodies were more prevalent among patients who were moderately or severely affected by Covid-19. Photo: TNS
A Japanese study found that antibodies were more prevalent among patients who were moderately or severely affected by Covid-19. Photo: TNS
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