Ahmedabad, September 4
Around 40 per cent of COVID-19 sufferers misplaced antibodies submit their restoration from the illness, revealed a survey by the Ahmedabad civic physique overlaying 1,800 beforehand contaminated folks within the metropolis.
The lack of antibodies makes individuals who have recovered from the illness vulnerable to reinfection, stated Dr Bhavin Solanki, medical officer of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), on Friday.
The survey was performed on 1,800 individuals, who examined constructive for coronavirus between March and July via antigen exams, stated Dr Jay Sheth, affiliate professor of civic-run MET Medical College.
Developing antibodies means an individual contracted COVID-19, recovered and subsequently developed them in opposition to the viral illness.
“The survey has revealed that around 40 per cent of the recovered patients have lost antibodies, and antibodies disappear from several people in the long run after recovery,” Solanki stated.
This means that individuals who have misplaced antibodies can contract COVID-19 once more sooner or later, he stated.
“Till a vaccine is made available in the market, we must take precautionary measures such as social distancing and wearing masks,” Solanki stated.
Voicing an identical concern, Dr Sheth stated, “Absence of antibodies in 40 per cent of recovered persons suggests that they can get reinfected. A detailed study is required to analyse this phenomenon.”
Epidemic professional Dr R Ok Patel referred to as for detailed analysis into the outcomes of the civic survey.
“Coronavirus is a new subject for everyone. We still do not know how the virus behaves. It’s a matter of research why antibodies disappear from recovered patients,” stated Dr Patel, director of U N Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre.
The finest defence in opposition to the viral an infection is to practise social distancing and put on masks, Dr stated.
According to well being consultants, confirmed circumstances of reinfections have been reported in overseas international locations.
Ahmedabad district has to this point recorded 32,013 COVID-19 circumstances and 1,741 deaths. PTI