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Baby, parents re-infected with coronavirus 10 days after recovery


By Park Si-soo

A 17-month-old baby and her parents have been re-infected with coronavirus 10 days after they had recovered from the virus, health authorities said on Sunday.

According to Gimpo City, the baby and a parent are being treated at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital and the other parent at Myongji Hospital in Goyang.

"An investigation is under way to find out why they got infected again," a health official said. "The virus that survived the treatment in their bodies could have revived with their immune system weakened. Another possible assumption is that they were exposed to fresh pathogen."

They first tested positive for coronavirus in late February after attending a wedding ceremony at Queen Vell Hotel in Daegu, which the 31th patient also attended.




By Park Si-soo

A 17-month-old baby and her parents have been re-infected with coronavirus 10 days after they had recovered from the virus, health authorities said on Sunday.

According to Gimpo City, the baby and a parent are being treated at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital and the other parent at Myongji Hospital in Goyang.

"An investigation is under way to find out why they got infected again," a health official said. "The virus that survived the treatment in their bodies could have revived with their immune system weakened. Another possible assumption is that they were exposed to fresh pathogen."

They first tested positive for coronavirus in late February after attending a wedding ceremony at Queen Vell Hotel in Daegu, which the 31th patient also attended.



Park Si-soo pss@koreatimes.co.kr


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