COVID-19: Previous infection could give immunity for months - but reinfection is still possible
People who have had COVID-19 may have some immunity for several months but can still get reinfected and transmit the virus, according to a new study.
The Public Health England (PHE) Siren report shows that antibodies from past coronavirus infections provide 83% protection for at least five months.
It means those who contracted the disease in the first wave may be vulnerable in the second.
The numbers were small, but researchers found 44 potential reinfections among 6,614 participants who showed evidence of previous infection.
Early evidence also suggests that a small number of people with antibodies may still be able …
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