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SARS-CoV-2-Specific Memory T-Cell Response Lasts Months After Symptom Onset – Infectious Disease Advisor

The frequency and function of memory T-cell persisted for up to 8 months after SARS-CoV-2 symptom onset in an analysis of 24 patients.

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Memory T-cell response persists for up to 8 months after SARS-CoV-2 symptom onset, according to results of a study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Investigators analyzed peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patients who had laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 with severe (n=8), mild (n=9), or asymptomatic (n=7) disease. PBMCs were collected at 2, 5, and 8 months after symptom onset. The investigators then compared PBMCs from SARS-CoV-2-negative healthy controls (n=6) and controls…

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