Young patients, who have recovered from the corona virus, are not completely safe from being infected with COVID-19 for the second time. This has been found in a recent study by The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. The subject of the study was more than three thousand healthy members of the US Marines Corps, most of whom were between 18-20 years of age. Out of three thousand, a total of around 2346 members were seen during the study period. This information has been received from a report of the Indian Express.
At the beginning of the study in May 2020, a total of 189 marines were seropositive, while 2247 marines were found to be seronegative. At the end of the study in November 2020, about 19 people out of 189 marines were found to be infected again with the corona virus. On the other hand, about 50 percent of marines, which were previously seronegative, were found to be infected with the corona virus.
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Research authors said that despite the presence of antibodies and once a COVID-19 infection, immunization as a corona virus vaccine was still needed to achieve long-term protection against the corona virus. The study also says that young people should not stop getting vaccinated, if they have recovered from the virus once. And when available, your dose should be taken. However, the study’s authors made it clear that the presence of re-infection between study groups may not be the same, because on a military base, workers are in close proximity and in close personal contact during their physical training.
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The study found that the members of the study who were re-infected with the corona virus had low levels of antibodies against the virus. With this main cause, members who were re-infected also had less common neutralizing antibodies.