COVID-19 reinfection - An enigmatic public health threat

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1596

Authors

  • Karthikeyan P. Iyengar Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust, Southport, United Kingdom. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4379-1266
  • Vijay Kumar Jain Department of Orthopaedics, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India.
  • Pranav Ish | pranavish2512@gmail.com Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1701-4970

Abstract

To the Editor

The COVID-19 pandemic has been consistently on the rise across the globe. The recovered patients getting long-term sequelae, especially lung fibrosis and residual neurological deficits, is an area of concern. Another extremely important conundrum is the risk of re-infection. It has been recently documented from Hong Kong  and puts an unpleasant question mark on long term immunity, sampling technique standardization, viral mutation and efficacy of herd immunity. There are definitions for COVID -19 infection and its severity, but unfortunately none for re-infection.

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Published
2020-11-30
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COVID-19 - Collection of articles on the Coronavirus outbreak
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COVID-19, reinfection, herd immunity
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How to Cite
Iyengar , Karthikeyan P., Vijay Kumar Jain, and Pranav Ish. 2020. “COVID-19 Reinfection - An Enigmatic Public Health Threat”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1596.

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