89-year-old Dutch Woman First to Die After COVID-19 Reinfect
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An 89-year-old Dutch woman has become the first known person to die from catching Covid-19 twice, according to experts, raising serious questions about how long immunity and antibodies can last.

The woman suffered from a rare type of bone marrow cancer called Waldenström's macroglobulinemia. Her immune system was compromised due to the cell-depleting therapy she received, according to a paper accepted for publication in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Patient was initially admitted into hospital earlier this year with a severe cough and fever, testing positive for Covid-19. She was discharged five days later when "besides some persisting fatigue her symptoms subsided completely," according to the report.

But two days into chemotherapy treatment -- 59 days after the start of the first Covid-19 episode -- the woman developed fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

She once again tested positive for coronavirus, and no antibodies were detected in her blood system when tested on days four and six. Her condition deteriorated on day eight.

Two weeks later, the woman died. This is the first time someone is reported to have died from a second spell of coronavirus.

The woman was not tested between infections, so researchers have no confirmed negative tests. However, upon examining the samples from both cases they found the genetic makeup of the two viruses to be different.

They, therefore, concluded that "it is likely that the second episode was reinfection rather than prolonged shedding."

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/13/europe/covid-19-dutch-woman-reinfection-death-intl/index.html
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Cant say anything about SARS COV 2.. itz like devil virus
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Her low immunity due to cancer may be the aggravating cause for her death.
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