Nov. 22, 2020

A new study in Pune has revealed that nearly 85% of the people who had been found infected with novel coronavirus in a serosurvey, conducted earlier, had developed neutralising antibodies.


  • Immunity from a disease-causing virus comes from what are known as “neutralising” or “protective” antibodies.

  • Neutralising antibodies, like other antibodies that are created to fight the disease, are nothing but proteins.

  • These are a small subset of the disease-specific antibodies that are generated once an infection has occurred.

  • The neutralising antibodies become special because they have the ability to thwart the entry of the same virus inside human bodies in the future. The other antibodies help in fighting off the virus once the infection has already happened.