25-Year-Old Nevada Man Infected Twice With COVID-19, Scientists Say
A 25-year-old man living in Nevada is thought to be the first confirmed case of COVID-19 reinfection in North America.
The patient was infected with two variants of the virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, within a 48-day timeframe, according to details published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
In between both infections, he tested negative for the virus, according to his case report. When he caught COVID-19 again, his symptoms were more severe and he ended up in hospital needing oxygen support.
There are two concerns raised by the case report. The first is that we now know a second infection can occur within a short timeframe and can be more severe.
The second is that such findings indicate that exposure to COVID-19 may not translate to guaranteed total immunity. That …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]