BREAKING NEWS: Recovered Patient In Japan Gets Reinfected. New York Microbiologists Warns That Coronavirus Remains Dormant In Treated Patients But For A While
Japan health authorities have reported of a Japanese female patient who was reinfected
weeks after initial recovery.
The female patient who working as a tour bus guide in Japan tested positive for the coronavirus
for a second time, Osaka's prefectural government said on Wednesday (Feb 26, the first person in the country to be reinfected amid growing concerns about the spread of the infection.
An exposé by Thailand Medical News,
) and https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-news-china-failing-to-control-situation-despite-fake-figures--14-percent-of-cured-coronavirus-patients-in-guangdong,-china-tested-positive-ag
showed that reinfections were occurring in increasing percentages among so called “recovered” or “cured” patients despite China’s claim that it has the situation under control.
What is more alarming is that these reinfections
always turn out to be more aggressive and fatal the second round time.
In China, coronavirus reinfections
rates of between 14 to 17 percent has been reported (https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-news-china-failing-to-control-situation-despite-fake-figures--14-percent-of-cured-coronavirus-patients-in-guangdong,-china-tested-positive-ag
) by Chinese health authorities but the numbers are growing on a daily basis that is causing a concern to all medical experts.
The Japanese female patient , a resident of Osaka in western Japan, tested positive for a second time on Wednesday after developing a sore throat and chest pain, the prefectural government said in a statement, describing her as being in her 40s. She first tested positive in late January and was discharged from the hospital after recovering on Feb 1, according to the statement.
The Japanese health ministry confirmed the case was the first in Japan where a patient tested positive for coronavirus
for a second time after being discharged from hospital.
In an urgent move, Health minister Katsunobu Kato said in Parliament that the central government would need to review patient lists and keep tabs on the condition of those previously discharged, as health experts analysed the implications of testing positive for the virus after an initial recovery.
Meanwhile Prof Dr Philip Tierno Jr, a leading Microbiologists and Professor Of Pathology at New York University School of Medicine, told Thailand Medical News
, "Once you have the infection, it could remain dormant and with minimal symptoms, and then you can get an exacerbation if it finds its way into the lungs."
Dr Tierno stressed much remains unknown about the new coronavirus
."I'm not certain that this is not bi-phasic, like anthrax," he said, meaning the disease appears to go away before recurring.
However researchers are saying that the new coronavirus
does not remain dormant in the human body for long for those who have seemingly ‘recovered’ , it tends to exhibit a behaviour of as short term latency before emerging more aggressively.
Shanghai researchers are now studying this in a clinical setting. What is even more worrying is that in 7 cases in China, those reinfected were showing resistance to various antivirals that were initially used in clinical testing treatment protocols raising alarms that the coronavirus
is fast evolving and developing resistance.
Virologists are stressing that the new coronavirus
should never be compared to influenza viruses or even viruses like herpes that can remain dormant in the body for long periods without much damage yet, whereas the new coronavirus
be a new “super virus
’ that can hide in latent reservoirs in the body just like HIV but unlike the HIV, it can at whims, rapidly multiply and wreak havoc . (researchers have confirmed that new coronavirus
had rapid multiplication properties.. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-news-:-researchers-from-institut-of-pasteur-say-that-new-coronavirus-has-rapid-multiplication-capabilities-both-in-host-and-in-culture
Worse still is no one knows what damage these new coronaviruses
can cause to the body if existing in short-, mid- or long –term settings as no studies have yet to have been done considering the short span that the virus has been with us.