An upcoming research from Duke University which studied the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has found that past exposure of Dengue Fever may give statistically significant levels of immunity against Covid-19.
The study which is yet to be published, analyzed geographic areas where coronavirus cases have spread and compared it with the spread of dengue Fever back in 2019 and 2020.
The astonishing findings were that those places which witnessed intense breakout of Dengue Fever in the past two years faced lower cases of Corona Virus.
This research suggests an imminent immunological cross-reactivity between dengue’s Flavivirus serotypes and Corona Virus. The hypothesis is still in early phase. However, if it stands true, this will unlock new direction for COVID19 Vaccines as a safe dengue vaccine could produce some level of immunity against Corona Virus.
The research study is under Peer Review where its Research process, reliability and validity will be esatblished.
Brazil has the third highest Covid19 infections in the world with more than 4 million cases. The research findings conclude significant correlation between lower growth rate of Covid19 in areas where levels of Dengue antibodies were higher.
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