What do we know about new coronavirus reinfection

What do we know about new coronavirus reinfection

Researchers from Hong Kong have found evidence that it is possible to become infected again with Sars-Cov-2 after recovering for the first time. What does this mean?

(photo: Getty Images) Can people who have contracted the new coronavirus and have eradicated it become infected again? It was one of the many questions that have accompanied us in these months of pandemic and now it seems that we have an answer. Researchers from the University of Hong Kong have indeed found the first concrete proof that yes, reinfections are possible. However, there is no need to be alarmed: reinfections could be rare, i.e. limited to people who do not develop a strong immune response to the first contact with the virus, or be common events that do not cause symptoms and go unnoticed.

The case of the man infected twice

Confirmation that reinfections with the new coronavirus are possible and occur is reported by a press release from the University of Hong Kong. The discovery is described in an article that has been accepted by the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, but is not yet public, so the rest of the scientific community has not yet been able to evaluate the method of analysis and the results in detail.
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