New study shows long-lasting immunity after COVID-19 infection

Protection possible for up to 6 months, researchers say

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A new study is helping to bolster the idea that people who recover from COVID-19 have long-lasting immunity.

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Researchers say the results help to confirm previous research regarding immunity. In the most recent study, scientists discovered bits of the virus can help produce B cells, which create more antibodies.

The study, conducted by researchers in the U.S. and Switzerland, examined the blood of 87 survivors to determine protection against re-infection for at least six months.

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