Taiwan Centers for Disease Control Commissions National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University to Conduct the First Research on the Immune Responses of Patients Infected with COVID-19

2021-12-03

The research team held a video conference with cooperative units; Yangming Jiaotong University-affiliated hospital and Taoyuan Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare

To analyze the antibodies of the Taiwanese public who had been infected with COVID-19 and identify the likelihood of reinfection, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control has commissioned the Research Center for Epidemic Prevention, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, to perform survey research into the immune responses of those who were confirmed cases of the disease. The results will serve as crucial references for the government when formulating future vaccination policies.

Dean Wu Jiunn-Jong from School of Biomedical Science and Engineering and the person in charge of this project announced the approval of this research by the Institutional Review Board on April 13, 2021. In this study, blood samples will be drawn in three stages from 200 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Their antibodies will then be analyzed to gain insight into the reactions and changes of antibodies in Taiwanese people who had been infected with COVID-19. A comprehensive report is scheduled to be released before the end of the year, marking the first official immune response report of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Taiwan.

According to international studies, people infected with COVID-19 begin to produce antibodies the second week after infection. The antibodies can remain effective for a period as short as 2 to 3 months to as long as 5 to 7 months; however, no relevant reports have yet been published in Taiwan. Dean Wu stated that the research will analyze whether the valence of antibodies (i.e., how long the antibodies remain in the body and their efficacy) changes, and, if so, what these changes are. A substantial decrease in the valence of antibodies signifies a high risk of reinfection, which is critical for determining whether additional vaccinations or other measures are necessary. By contrast, if the valence of antibodies remains high, experiments must be conducted to verify whether the antibodies continue to protect against the virus. The results of this study can be compared with those of studies of people who received COVID-19 vaccinations to identify differences in the antibody changes between those who had been infected and those who have been vaccinated, through which effective immunization schedules can be determined.

Link: https://enews.nycu.edu.tw/w/nycuenews001/focus_21040920403735927

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