Immune cells are responding to Covid six months after infection, study finds
A medical professional applies a nasal swab during testing at the Orange County Health Services Covid-19 drive-thru site at Barnett Park in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, October 29, 2020.
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Cellular, or “T-cell,” immunity against Covid-19 is likely to be present within most adults six months after primary infection, a new study claims.
Research by the U.K. Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC), Public Health England and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has found “robust T-cell responses” to the coronavirus virus six months after infection.
T-cells are a part of our immune system that attack cells which have been infected with a virus or other kind of pathogen and they help other antibody-producing cells in the immune system. Scientists have been investigating T-cell responses to the coronavirus to see how lasting any immune response …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]