How long does it typically take a person's adaptive immune system to make antibodies in a primary response to an antigen? Is it likely that a person would have memory B cells that recognize a new surface protein on the virus? Why or why not?
Adaptive immunity - Immunity provided by the body after the attack of antigens . Also known as acquired immunity
It takes 3 to 4 weeks for a person to make antibodies in primary response to an antigen . If multiple antigens affect the body ,then it takes upto 7 weeks to form specific antibodies for specific antigens
No , memory B cells are not likely to be found because they are produced following the primary infection . So they are produced later and survive for decades . They provide immunity incase of re-infection
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