“You are shocked, it can’t be again”

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A protected health worker performs a test on a woman in Villaverde, where they will perform random PCR tests on people between 15 and 49 years old, to which 1,500 residents of Villaverde, Madrid, (Spain) have been summoned, on August 19, 2020 . In


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A protected health worker performs a test on a woman in Villaverde, where they will perform random PCR tests on people between 15 and 49 years old, to which 1,500 residents of Villaverde, Madrid, (Spain) have been summoned, on August 19, 2020 . In


He first reinfected coronavirus patient In Spain, he is a 45-year-old man living in Burgos but originally from Barcelona. Got infected from Covid-19 three months ago and now has contracted the disease again, although this time asymptomatic, according to commented in an interview on Onda Cero.

Apparently, when he left the Burgos University Hospital after negative PCR tests, the doctors told him that they were not clear if he had antibodies against the disease or not. Months later he had to undergo the test again for having been in contact with an infected person, and he also tested positive.

“I took it a bit as a joke. You are shocked. You say: ‘It can’t be again’“He commented in the interview. The restaurant where he works has had to close waiting for the workers to give negative in at least two tests. The man wants his case to serve for that people do not relax in the fight against the pandemic.

His case comes after the first registered worldwide, a 33-year-old from Hong Kong who came from Spain. He was discharged after being cured of the virus in April but at the beginning of August tested positive again.

This discovery could be a setback for those who base their strategy against the pandemic on the supposed immunity obtained after passing the disease. “Many believe that recovered COVID-19 patients have immunity against reinfections because most developed a response based on neutralizing antibodies in serum “, points out a study from the University of Hong Kong.

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