Can your body stave off or destroy coronavirus, or any virus, before infection?

Curious... Can you have coronavirus actually on or within your body and it be destroyed before the actual infection occurs?

3 Answers

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If your body has the antibodies it can kill the virus before is gets bad. If you have been infected and heal, your body keeps its defense for some amount of time.

    In this particular case of coronavirus, a mask may be helping the wearer by blocking a lot of the virus and only a small number get through. It allows the body to build immunity and a study found mask wearers had much more asymptomatic infections than non-mask wearers.

    So your body can fight viruses, but a high dose infection is harder to fight.

    A flu vaccine is weakened or dead viruses that cause a body to build antibodies to fight a larger attack.

  • 1 month ago

    i think its possible

  • Darla
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Not so, with the herpes virus. 

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.