After having recovered from the coronavirus COVID-19at least 91 patients in South korea returned to give a positive test for the virus, according to Reuters reported citing health officials.
Through a press conference, Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the centers for disease control and prevention (KCDC, for its acronym in English), explained that it was unlikely that the patients have been re-infected, in time, he said, the coronavirus it could have been “reactivated” in their bodies.
���� | URGENT – CORONAVIRUS: According to South Korean authorities, 91 patients with virus recovered are positive again.
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The KCDC said it also is investigating if those who again test positive will have an antibody that would indicate if they have been recovered, as some health experts said that the persons immune with the antibody are not contagious.
However, the health authorities of South korea they asserted that the causes of this incident continue to be unclear, so that epidemiologists in this country continue to investigate the issue.
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This situation has learned the alarms at the international level, because of the possibility that a person can get it again: with the virus is a factor that is serious, as many countries expect their populations already infected with hiv to develop enough immunity to contain the pandemic.
According to data from the University of Hopkins, South Korea has a total of 10,450 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19, of which have managed to recover 7,117 people.
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In this situation, Kim Woo-joo, professor of infectious diseases Hospital Guro of Korea University, said that “The figure simply goes up, 91 is the beginning for now.”
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