topic_interest is exactly antibodies
2020-05-01The University of Arizona offered antibody testing in April and May 2020 to a limited number of community members. The goal was to get a better idea of how many people had already been infected with COVID without realizing it. I signed up for the test which was located at the new Arizona football practice field. This was my first time venturing out of the house since everything shut down and it was a surreal experience, being on campus but not seeing anyone walking around. The university is usually full of people with lots of energy. It was also uncomfortable being around people in the testing site because I had avoided being around anyone other than my immediate family since March.
2021-07-01Swabs were taken from 310 pets in 196 households where a human infection had been detected. Six cats and seven dogs returned a positive PCR result, while 54 animals tested positive for virus antibodies. "If you have Covid, you should avoid contact with your cat or dog, just as you would do with other people," Dr Els Broens, from Utrecht University, said. The researchers say the most likely route of virus transmission is from human to animal, rather than the other way round. "We can't say there is a 0% risk of owners catching Covid from their pets," Veterinary Microbiological Diagnostic Centre Dr Broens said. "At the moment, the pandemic is still being driven by human-to-human infections, so we just wouldn't detect it."
カイコ」から“純国産”抗体検査キット 予約開始(2020年10月5日) - "Domestic" antibody test kit made from "Silkworm" reservation start (October 5, 2020)A news that Japan made a domestic antibody kit that allows tracking of antibodies of the COVID-19. The news does not say how far back it can track the antibodies, and there are news saying that the antibodies will disappear in 3 months, so I am not sure if this will be useful for people after that 3 month span. ガの幼虫「蚕」で増殖したたんぱく質を使って新型コロナウイルスの感染履歴を確認できる抗体検査キットの予約受け付けが5日から始まりました。 開発された抗体検査キットは、ガの幼虫の蚕を使って新型コロナウイルスに似た毒性のないたんぱく質を増殖させて開発されました。九州大学発ベンチャー企業「KAICO」と埼玉のベンチャー企業「プロテックス」が共同開発した純国産の検査キットで、これまでの抗体検査よりもより正確に抗体の量も測定できるということです。 KAICO開発・営業担当、谷口雅浩さん：「現状、感染した履歴が分かるのがメリット。（将来的には）抗体の量が通年で分かるようになる」 抗体検査は1回5000円ほどで、法人や団体向けで5日からネットなどで予約を受け付けます。 Pre-orders for an antibody test kit that allows you to check the infection history of the new Coronavirus using the protein grown in the moth larvae "silkworm" began on the 5th. The antibody test kit was developed by using silkworms of moth larvae to propagate a non-toxic protein similar to the new coronavirus. It is a domestic test kit made in Japan developed by Kyushu University venture company "KAICO" and Saitama venture company "Protex", and it can measure the amount of antibody more accurately than the conventional antibody test. Mr. Masahiro Taniguchi, KAICO Development and Sales Manager: "Currently, it is an advantage to know the infection history. (In the future), the amount of antibody will be known throughout the year." The antibody test costs about 5,000 yen each time, and reservations will be accepted online from the 5th for corporations and groups in Japan.