Brazil Detects First Case of Sars-CoV-2 Reinfection by South African Variant

According to the experts, the patient was diagnosed with Covid-19 on May 20th, 2020 and on October 26th she developed slightly more severe symptoms and tested positive for the novel coronavirus again.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian researchers have recorded the first case of reinfection caused by the South African variant of Sars-CoV-2. The finding was the result of the work of scientists from the Instituto D'Or de Pesquisa e Ensino (IDOR), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and will be published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

The case occurred with a 45-year-old woman living in Salvador, Bahia, who has no comorbidities. According to the experts, she was diagnosed with Covid-19 on May 20th, 2020 and on October 26th . . .

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