this patient remains positive for 505 days, a record

This is unheard of. And yet Britain remained positive for Covid-19 for more than 16 months until his death. According to a study published by theAFPthis case of infection would be the longest in history.

For several years, Covid-19 has been raging around the world. English or Breton variant, Omicron, Delta or even Gamma… Many variations of the virus have also appeared over the months. Like the patients who suffer from symptoms of all kinds in many. This applies in particular to a British person who has contracted the coronavirus. Due to her long exposure to the disease, she broke all records.

A rare case of infection

And with good reason… According to theAFP and forwarded through RTBF.bethe patient would have survived approximately 505 days with the disease before finally succumbing. In fact, the latter, whose exact identity has not been disclosed, carried out more than 45 tests over 16 months. Everything positive since 2020. According to these revelations, the person with Covid-19 would have had respiratory problems as soon as the virus emerged.

According to a press release from the European Congress of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, which will be held in Lisbon from April 23 to 26, 2022, this case of infection is the longest known since the outbreak of the disease in China at the end of 2019. Researchers from King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, studied nine cases of immunocompromised patients with persistent infection with the virus from March 2020 to December 2021. Therefore, the study will also be presented at the event.

The results of a study

dr For now, Gaia Nebbia has spoken to our colleagues on the subject. “Immunocompromised patients with persistent infection have little chance of survival, and new treatment strategies are needed urgent to end their infection“, She began.

According to the expert one of the analyzed patients during the study carried the virus with a dozen mutations. never seen ! “We wanted to characterize viral evolution in these individuals, who were able to accumulate mutations during their persistent infection. This is one of the hypotheses for the emergence of variants.”she also explained.

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