COVID-19 likely to give 5 months of immunity: study

Those who've had coronavirus protected but may still be able to pass on the infection

People who have had COVID-19 are highly likely to have immunity to it for at least five months but there is evidence that those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus, a UK study of healthcare workers has found.

Preliminary findings by researchers at Public Health England (PHE) show that reinfections in people who have COVID-19 antibodies from a past infection are rare — with only 44 cases found among 6614 previously infected people in the study.

But experts cautioned the findings mean people

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