COVID-19 infection re-emerges a second time in Japanese woman weeks after she is discharged from the hospital

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Unlike the typical seasonal influenza, COVID-19 may be a virus that causes chronic re-infections. Doctors said the virus can go dormant inside the body and re-emerge as a second infection. A Japanese lady was re-infected 25 days after recovery.

A woman working as a tour-bus guide in Japan tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time, Osaka’s prefectural government said on Wednesday, the first person in the country to do so amid growing concerns about the spread of the infection. The woman, a resident of Osaka in western Japan, tested positive on Wednesday after developing a sore throat and chest pains, the prefectural government said in a statement, describing her as being in her forties. She first tested positive in late January and was discharged from the hospital after recovering on Feb. 1, according to the statement. The health ministry confirmed the case was the first in Japan where a patient tested positive for coronavirus for a second time after being discharged from hospital, the Nikkei newspaper said.

Though a first in Japan, cases of second positive tests have been reported in China, where the disease originated late last year. The outbreak has spread rapidly and widely, infecting about 80,000 people globally and killing nearly 2,800, the vast majority in mainland China. “Once you have the infection, it could remain dormant and with minimal symptoms, and then you can get an exacerbation if it finds its way into the lungs,” said Philip Tierno Jr., Professor of Microbiology and Pathology at NYU School of Medicine.

He said much remains unknown about the virus. “I’m not certain that this is not bi-phasic, like anthrax,” he said, meaning the disease appears to go away before recurring. Asked to comment on prospects for the Olympic Games going ahead in Tokyo this summer, Prof. Tierno said, “The Olympics should be postponed if this continues … There are many people who don’t understand how easy it is to spread this infection from one person to another.” Japan has changed its strategy in combating the contagion, seeking to slow its spread and minimize the number of deaths. –Reuters

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5 Responses to COVID-19 infection re-emerges a second time in Japanese woman weeks after she is discharged from the hospital

  1. Dennis E. says:

    Also, less we forget, earth changes are on going as this virus has our attention. Several more volcanoes have become active in the past few says in Alaska and most recently in Mexico.

    https://strangesounds.org/2020/02/violent-eruption-popocatepetl-volcano-video.html

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  2. niebo says:

    “A woman working as a tour-bus guide in Japan tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time”

    TOUR BUS GUIDE?

    A sick airline ticket rep would probably have wider exposure to tourists, followed by a flight attendant. Restaurant workers inside the airport would be another. In the US, a TSA agent is someone who would have a “blast-pattern” exposure rate, since everyone has to go through mass chokepoints. In Japan, as far as I can find, security is conducted by the airlines themselves, so there is no centralized “petri dish”. Anyway, my point is . . . that’s pretty bad “luck” that a tour bus guide has a positive retest.

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