Researchers are on alert for the potential effects of coronavirus mutations. Photo: National Institutes of Health via AP Researchers are on alert for the potential effects of coronavirus mutations. Photo: National Institutes of Health via AP
Researchers are on alert for the potential effects of coronavirus mutations. Photo: National Institutes of Health via AP

Coronavirus: US case of reinfection ‘may affect vaccine research’

  • Scientists say a patient in a Seattle nursing home tested positive for a mutated strain a few months after recovering from an earlier variety
  • Findings suggest that the antibodies formed after the first infection did not offer strong protection against the second, team says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Researchers are on alert for the potential effects of coronavirus mutations. Photo: National Institutes of Health via AP Researchers are on alert for the potential effects of coronavirus mutations. Photo: National Institutes of Health via AP
Researchers are on alert for the potential effects of coronavirus mutations. Photo: National Institutes of Health via AP
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