Having Covid-19 can give immunity for five months but people can still spread it, study finds

Having Covid-19 can give immunity for five months but people can still spread it, study finds

Previous Covid-19 infection provides some immunity for at least five months, but people may still carry and transmit the virus, according to a new study among British healthcare workers. Experts have warned that a small number of those with immunity may still be able carry the virus in their nose and throat and therefore have a risk of transmitting it to others. The first report from Public Health England’s (PHE) Siren study found that antibodies from past infection provide 83 per cent protection against reinfection for at least five months. This suggests that people who contracted the disease in the …
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