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Man gets COVID-19 twice with more acute symptoms the second time!

By Sharonya Kundu


New York: A 25-year-old man in the United States caught coronavirus twice, a study published within the Lancet Infectious diseases journal showed, indicating exposure to the virus might not translate to total immunity.

According to the Lancet, it is a primarily confirmed case of a US patient becoming reinforced with coronavirus and therefore the fifth known case reported worldwide. The patient from Washoe Country in Nevada had two positive tests for coronavirus. The first one was reported on April 18, 2020, and the second one on June 5, 2020, separated by two negative tests done during May 2020. Genomic research of coronavirus shows genetically serious differences between each variant associated with each example of infection. The second infection was more severe than the first one symptomatically. The researchers disclosed that he had symptoms consistent with a viral infection like sore throat, headache, cough, diarrhoea, and nausea. The patient had no history of clinically significant primary conditions, no sign of compromised immunity.

During isolation, the patient's symptoms subsided and were feeling unwell for a long time. On May 31, 2020, the patient was still under medication at a hospital and self-reported fever, headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhoea, and cough, after that chest radiography was done and he was discharged. A few days later he was again admitted to a primary medical care doctor as he started having a breathing problem then he was shifted to the emergency department after the supply of oxygen.

Everybody, even if you are previously diagnosed with coronavirus or not, should take proper precautions to avoid coronavirus. The implications of reinfections might be relevant for vaccine development and application.


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