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A patient re-infected with Covid-19 within 20 days

Scientists have just recorded a case of re-infection covid-19/” title=”Covid-19″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Covid-19 in record time. Patient is a female healthcare worker in Spain. Gap between 2 times of Covid-19 infection is only 20 days.

Female patient 31 age and have been vaccinated with all 3 doses of vaccine (3 doses given on December 8, 2021). But just 12 days later, she tested positive after a PCR screening test at work on December 20, 2021, according to the daily. The Guardian (Brother).

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Spanish female patient re-infected with Covid-19 after only 20 days


She showed no symptoms and was self-isolating at home for 10 days. After this period of time, she returned to work.

However, on January 10, 2022, 20 days after the first infection, she developed symptoms of cough and fever again. Result PCR test returned a positive result.

Gene sequencing revealed that she was infected with 2 different variants in 2 infections. First time is Delta variant, 2nd time is variation Omicron. Omicron is more contagious and can avoid the immune barrier of people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from the disease before.

“Although the interval between two re-infections is exceptionally short, this case does not surprise us,” said Professor Paul Hunter, a medical expert at the University of East Anglia (UK), said.

Reinfection with Covid-19 not a rare thing. However, most reinfections occur 90 days after initial infection.

Experts predict world will record additional waves of Covid-19 infections even if no new variants emerge, especially in winter. In the future, reinfection with Covid-19 will last for many years. However, over time, we will see fewer and fewer serious cases and deaths, according to The Guardian.

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