The study will be conducted by the Institute of Medical Research.
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The Health Ministry is urging Malaysian patients who have previously been infected with Covid-19 and recovered to volunteer and take part in their study on the virus.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah shared the news on his social media platforms, saying that a group of researchers from the Institute of Medical Research (IMR) are studying the neutralising antibodies (immunity) in the blood of recovered patients.
This research is important to find out the levels of neutralising antibody (immunity) in the blood that can block the Covid-19 virus from reinfecting recovered patients.Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah via Facebook
Titled “Longitudinal Study of Neutralizing Antibody Response among Covid-19 Patients in Malaysia”, the study will run from August 2020 to July 2022.
According to the posts, the study will be conducted by IMR under National Institutes of Health Malaysia (NIH).
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