In Germany, a man died after another corona infection. This is only the third case of this kind worldwide.
- One of one corona*-Infection recovered man is again at that virus sick and died.
- It is the first confirmed case this kind in Germany.
- Repeated Covid-19 reinfections apply under Experts | than rare.
Stuttgart – It is only the third case of this type in the world Germany even the first: In Baden-Württemberg is a man after a second Corona infection died. First, the 73-year-old from the Freudenstadt district met in April 2020 SARS-CoV-2 infected. From that he had apparently recovered. But at the end of December the infection followed again, which he did not survive.
As the State Health Office announced that the patient was “on a Covid-19-Pneumonia (pneumonia) and sepsis with multiple organ failure ”died. There is no indication that the man was sick with one of the new virus mutations, said Stefan Brockmann, head of the health protection and epidemiology department at Health department, opposite the German press agency.
According to experts, renewed corona infection is unlikely – man suffered from previous illnesses
The risk of it becoming a re-infection With Covid-19 is very low, according to leading experts. The world’s first confirmed case was in August 2020 when a man was dating Hong Kong after staying in Spain positive again corona has been tested. As the daily News reports, many scientists assume that re-infections are usually mild, since the body has at least one infection after an initial infection Partial immunity should have.
As Brockmann explains, however, the 73-year-old from Baden suffered Pre-existing illness. In addition, the man got through the initial infection with the Coronavirus probably not strong immunity, or not sufficient antibody, educated.
Corona: Second Covid 19 infection is usually easier
Experts had warned again and again that a survived Corona infection not necessarily before re-infection with the Coronavirus protects. However, there were also cases in which reinfection did not take place at all; rather, the patients were apparently only infected for a very long time because of their Immune defense was unable to fight the virus effectively.
The daily News however, there were also at least 15 confirmed cases of Covid-19 reinfections, in which the virus was only temporarily undetectable. A PCR test had initially detected the coronavirus in these patients. A short time later, however, the tests gave a negative result, only to be positive again after a short period of time.
Doctors are said to have not found any immunological restrictions in those affected. In addition, the second infections were usually less severe. (Nail Akkoyun) * hna.de is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.
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