Researchers still don’t know if antibodies that recognize SARS-CoV-2 prevent people from catching the virus a second time—or, if they do, how long that protection might last.
Study finds very low level of SARS-CoV-2 in two San Francisco Bay areas Disease @AbbottNews @AbbottGlobal @BloodHeroes @UCSF #ARDS #Antibodies #Antibody #Assay #Coronavirus #Mortality #Virus #CoronavirusDisease #COVID19 #SARSCoV2
NEW—Paediatricians describe a cluster of 8 children believed to represent a "new phenomenon affecting previously asymptomatic children w/ SARS-CoV-2 infection manifesting as a hyperinflammatory syndrome with multiorgan involvement similar to Kawasaki disease shock syndrome" (1/2)
National Institute of Virology, Pune has successfully developed the 1st indigenous anti-SARS-CoV-2 human IgG ELISA test kit for antibody detection of #COVID19 . This robust test will play a critical role in surveillance of proportion of population exposed to #SARSCoV2 infection
In a first, Indian scientists have revealed a microscopy image of SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID19). Scientists took the throat swab sample from first laboratory-confirmed COVID19 case in India, reported on Jan 30 in Kerala. The findings are published in the latest edition of the IJMR.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine announced that the vaccine, when tested in mice, produces antibodies specific to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that could be enough to fight off the virus.
I wrote about the new coronavirus itself--where it came from, why it's behaving in the way it's behaving, how it infects and kills, and what the summer might bring. It's early days, of course, but this serves as a rough preliminary portrait of SARS-CoV-2.
Quick tip on #COVID_19 terminology: *Coronavirus: family of viruses that cause, eg, common cold, MERS, SARS *Novel coronavirus: a newly discovered kind of coronavirus *COVID-19: the disease caused by the new coronavirus *SARS-CoV-2: official designation of virus causing COVID-19