Pune sero survey of 700 finds 85% of them have Covid-19 antibodies | India News – Times of India


PUNE: New findings from the August sero-prevalence study in five sub-wards of Pune have revealed that 85% of the 700 subjects infected with SARS-CoV-2 had virus-neutralising antibodies after the infection.
This is the first time in India or any other lower income and lower-middle income country that research has been undertaken to gauge the extent of “neutralising” antibodies in the Covid-affected population that may offer protection from the virus during subsequent infections.
In Pune, the study was conducted by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune University and other collaborators
Dr Aurnab Ghose, scientist at IISER and one of the principal investigators of the study, told TOI, “While the earlier findings showed the presence of antibodies suggesting past Covid-19 infection, those antibodies did not suggest the possibility of immune protection from subsequent infection.”

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