Allergy researchers fight now also against COVID-19

(Vienna, 20 April 2020) The Medical University of Vienna is currently conducting a study to analyse the immune response in individuals who have had a coronavirus infection.

The results will help to understand the immune response and lay the foundations for a vaccine. People who have already recovered from Covid-19 can take part in the study.


"The study is far-sighted, since it should help us understand whether – and if so, how many – people develop protective immunity following an infection. It is hoped that the results of the study will provide a solid basis for developing a vaccine," says Rudolf Valenta from MedUni Vienna's Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, "we have to accept that the virus is now among us, just like influenza, and might cause repeated waves of infection."

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