A Colorado woman was admitted to the hospital this week after testing positive for the coronavirus for a second time, in keeping with a report.
Michele Hart, of Layafette, Colo., first examined positive for COVID-19 on Could 2.
She instructed KUSA-TV in Denver that her signs have “come and gone” however she thought she had absolutely recovered when two consecutive tests got here again unfavorable.
She stated a few of her signs wouldn’t go away so she went to pressing care pondering she may need contracted the flu or strep throat.
She examined unfavorable for each however positive for coronavirus Wednesday.
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“This virus is simply so new we simply don’t have sufficient knowledge,” KUSA well being skilled Dr. Payal Kohli stated. “And I really like to call this virus the wildcard virus because it’s done so many things that have surprised scientists on so many levels.”
Kohli stated Hart’s case reveals that some sufferers might by no means develop antibodies in opposition to the virus, however, he added, not creating antibodies is uncommon.
One other risk, Kohli stated, is that the virus turned dormant then reactivated like chickenpox or it is attainable she “never completely cleared viral particles” and by no means absolutely recovered.
As scientists proceed to work towards a vaccine that may very well be a 12 months away, some have hoped herd immunity – when a majority of individuals have develop into proof against the virus by way of surviving it or getting a vaccine – might assist sluggish the virus’ an infection price, however sufferers getting reinfected might complicate that.
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has suggested there’s no assure having the virus will give a affected person immunity.
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Different coronavirus sufferers within the U.S. have additionally examined positive after recovering, together with 14 sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt who examined positive once more after assembly “rigorous recovery criteria,” a U.S. Pacific Fleet spokesperson stated in a press release.