What is an antibody? and how is it made? FAQ

The director of the National Center for Disease Control, Dr. Sujit Kumar Singh, and Microbiologist at Shri Balaji Action Medical Institute. Jyoti Mutta gave information about antibodies that fight against coronavirus. CERO surveys are being conducted in several cities to check for corona infections. It looks at whether the body has developed an antibody to fight the virus. What is an antibody, how is it made, how many days do you stay away from the disease … find out.

Q: What is an antibody?

Antibodies are English ‘Y’ shaped proteins, which are a type of white blood cells. The antibody is also called immunoglobulin. When bacteria or viruses (pathogens) enter the body, the immune system (immunoglobulin protein) fights them and makes antibodies. Also called body gatekeeper.

Q: How many types of antibodies are there?

There are several types, but there are two types of antibodies against coronavirus. Immunoglobulin-M and immunoglobulin-G.

Q: In how many days is this antibody made and how long does it stay in the body?

As the virus enters the body, IgM begins to form in the body. After about 14 days another antibody becomes IgG, which lasts longer.

Q: If IgM or AGG became an antibody in the body, does it mean that someone got corona and also recovered?

It is now believed that the corona has healed, but even after the common flu, it develops similar antibodies. COVID is also a type of flu.

Q: Once an antibody is made, the second time the virus does not Annoying?

In the case of Corona, it cannot be said at this time whether the disease may occur a second time after the antibody has been formed, as research is ongoing.

Q: Could it be that COVID happened and didn’t even know, how does this happen?

Understand it this way in simple language – many times when the wind blows it feels light, no one is light and no one even knows. Viruses also have a similar effect to some extent. The virus is not so intense, so many times the symptoms do not even appear.

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