The virologist spoke about the features of the repeated disease COVID-19

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If a person who has undergone a coronavirus is re-diagnosed with this infection, then the disease itself proceeds in a milder form. This was announced on Sunday, November 29, by the director of the Institute of Medical Parasitology, Tropical and Vector-borne Diseases of the Sechenov University, Alexander Lukashev.

“He (the patient – Ed.) Had antibodies, which means that he met a virus. And then his antibodies remain, and it is much more difficult to prove that this was the second meeting, that there were more antibodies, ”he said in an interview on the Russia 24 TV channel.

At the same time, Lukashev emphasized that the history of the evolution of the immune system and its existence with pathogens indicates that in the case of repeated detection of infections, as a rule, the disease proceeds more easily and does not lead to serious consequences.

On November 24, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, announced that the third stage of the study of the population for population immunity to COVID-19 is beginning in Russia. According to her, the body’s immune response occurs every time it meets the coronavirus. At the same time, as Popova noted, antibodies to infection cannot disappear – their level in the body may decrease.

The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, began at the end of December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the hotbed of infection. For several months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries of the world. On March 11, WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic.

According to the latest data, 2,269,316 cases of coronavirus were detected in Russia in 85 regions. Over the entire period, 39,527 deaths were recorded, 1,761,457 people recovered.


All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.

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