Once you get COVID-19 are you immuned to it? Is there one strand going around or several?




Answered by Dr. Susy Hota, Medical Director, Infection Prevention & Control, UHN.
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Question:
Once you get COVID-19 are you immuned to it? Is there one strand going around or several?

Answer:
At this point in time we aren't aware of different strains of COVID-19 going around. We believe that once you've had the infection, you'll probably be immuned to it. The real question is when does that immunity develop exactly and for how long will it actually last. So many other coronaviruses...

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Original air date: April 7, 2020. Information shared in this video was current at time of original broadcast.

Dr. Susy Hota:
At this point in time we aren't aware of different strains of COVID-19 going around. We believe that once you've had the infection, you'll probably be immuned to it. The real question is when does that immunity develop exactly and for how long will it actually last. So many other coronaviruses that circulate around, people become immune to it after they've been infected for a short period of time but several months later, they may be susceptible to getting it again which is why you see a lot of seasonality to those infections.

[Transcript copy is verbatim per the video]
Original air date: April 7, 2020. Information shared in this video was current at time of original broadcast.




Answered by Dr. Susy Hota, Medical Director, Infection Prevention & Control, UHN.
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