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Experts not sure if you can get Covid-19 twice

Why do some Covid-19 patients test positive weeks after the virus was first identified in their body? The answer is something Scientists are trying to figure out right now. FILE PHOTO (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Why do some Covid-19 patients test positive weeks after the virus was first identified in their body? The answer is something Scientists are trying to figure out right now. FILE PHOTO (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Published Jul 17, 2020

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DURBAN - Why do some Covid-19 patients test positive weeks after the virus was first identified in their body? The answer is something Scientists are trying to figure out right now.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people who recover from Covid-19 develop antibodies in their blood. But some people appear to have low levels of neutralising antibodies.

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So far, experts say these anecdotes don’t amount to definitive proof, but two recent studies – one from China and one from the United Kingdom

found that the antibodies that fight against future infection faded within a few months.

The first study, from Wanzhou, China, and published in

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