More coronavirus patients testing positive again after recovery: report

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Coronavirus patients in South Korea are now testing positive for the virus a second time, health officials are warning, following similar reports in other countries. Bloomberg reported Thursday that the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said in a statement announcing a formal investigation that dozens of patients have retested positive for the disease. “While we are putting more weight on reactivation as the possible cause, we are conducting a comprehensive study on this,” KCDC Director-General Jeong Eun-kyeong said, according to Bloomberg. “There have been many cases when a patient during treatment will test negative one day and positive another.”

NPR reported late last month that similar cases were also discovered in Wuhan, China, where health officials say that some people who tested positive weeks ago for the virus have tested positive again, including two doctors treating patients with the virus. NPR reported that a false positive is possible if a test picks up residual virus from the initial infection.  Japan in February reported its first case of a person testing positive twice for the disease. Some health officials have warned that the virus could remain dormant in the body before reaching the lungs and causing havoc.

“Once you have the infection, it could remain dormant with minimal symptoms,” New York University microbiology and pathology professor Philip Tierno Jr. told Reuters. “And then you can get an exacerbation if it finds its way into the lungs.” For similar reasons, one of the doctors who told NPR they experienced a second positive coronavirus test after a recovery questioned China’s decision to not include asymptomatic carriers in its official case count. China is also not counting new cases found in people who previously had the virus in its official count, NPR noted. “I have no idea why the authorities choose not to count [asymptomatic] cases in the official case count. I am baffled,” the doctor reportedly said.  –The Hill

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2 Responses to More coronavirus patients testing positive again after recovery: report

  1. Dennis E. says:

    People still need and will always need to care and nurture their immune systems. That means also going to have to evaluate the type of food products we consume, the liquids we drink and habits such as smoking,vaping, chewing, and/or illegal drug usage.

    Why still it seems a perfectly healthy person could succumb to the virus, it seems that our way of life will change somewhat. I would think that yes, a person could be reinfected or relapse as a person who has had the flu. I’ve suffered a relapse from a cold or flu. I think many have.

    But I think everyone now agrees that this virus is a weaponized virus. It will change how we look at The Chinese in The Future.

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  2. Judy Clarke says:

    In January I wrote in my diary, “TYhis disease is man made, once in the the human body, it can not be destroyed, instead it will lay dormant and rise again, but it will never go. Countries should have been closed off in January and the last thing I wrote that hasnt been proven yet. I lays on the skin as a body waste product and that leaves the body as a dust, which floats in the air and embeds into clothes. I wrote to our government to advise skin scrapes and skin swabs, but I dont know if they got that letter or not. You will find that is how its spreading as well as by droplet. Mark my words. This did not come from me.

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