Hong Kong reports Reinfection of COVID-19 for 33 year old
In Hong Kong, researchers reported what appears to be the first confirmed case of Covid-19 reinfection in a 33-year-old man. The virus sequenced from his two infections didn't match, indicating the second one was not tied to the first. https://t.co/4GHd1lMRZ0— STAT (@statnews) August 24, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: Hong Kong has announced that they have a confirmed case of a 33 year-old who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 for the second time. Clinicians have been wary that a coronavirus infection will give someone immunity to fight of subsequent coronavirus infections. Those who test positive for COVID-19, and have no actual symptoms, seem to have a very short-lived immunity to coronavirus.
Interestingly this second infection is of a different genetic make-up of than the first infection and with the second infection, the 33 year-old has had no symptoms. Interesting fact is that this person had been to Spain, going through Britain on August 15 before testing positive yet again, as if once being COVID-19 positive is not enough…..Carol