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Man in France critical after #coronavirus #reinfection with South African variant #501YV2

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Doctors in France are treating a critically ill patient infected with the South African coronavirus variant, four months after he recovered from Covid-19, in what study authors said was the first case of its kind.

The 58-year-old man initially tested positive for Covid-19 in September when he presented to medical staff with a fever and shortness of breath. The symptoms persisted only for a few days, and the man tested negative for Covid-19 twice in December 2020. However, he was admitted to hospital in January and diagnosed with the South African variant.

France24 report

Severe reinfection with South African SARS-CoV-2 variant 501Y.V2: A case report

 

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