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The first case of documented Covid-19 reinfection in Israel

Authors
  • Nachmias, Vered1
  • Fusman, Renato1
  • Mann, Suzy1
  • Koren, Gideon1, 2
  • 1 Leumit Health Services, Israel
  • 2 Adelson School of Medicine, Ariel University, Israel
Type
Published Article
Journal
IDCases
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2020
Volume
22
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00970
PMID: 33029476
PMCID: PMC7528892
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
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Abstract

We describe the first documented case of Covid-19 reinfection in Israel, out of only a handful such case worldwide, in a 20 year old otherwise healthy young woman. In the first occasion she was mildly symptomatic, whereas the second episode was apparently asymptomatic, except for tachycardia of 90/min, compared to 60/min in the first episode. The fact that out of 25 million infected persons worldwide only a handful of re-infected cases have been identified suggests that this is a rare phenomenon. Alternatively, it will be critical to rule out that new mutations are not introduced, which are not covered by existing immunity.

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