(FOX NEWS) — Monkeys infected with coronavirus have developed immunity to the disease.
Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston conducted two studies that exposed monkeys to the virus.
In one study monkeys that were infected with COVID-19 did not get sick when they were re-exposed to the virus.
In a second study monkeys were given six prototype vaccines and showed signs of protection against the virus.
It is important to note that animal studies do not always apply to humans, and researchers do not know how long any immunity developed by the monkeys will last.
The studies were published in the journal “Science” Wednesday.
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