Although the epidemic situationCovid-19 improves the number of people infected including a decrease in deaths But with a relaxed COVID prevention policy, it makes people infected with COVID. There is a chance of re-infection. who found many examples even if the symptoms are mild However, recent research has found that those who “re-addicted to COVID” higher risk of death than anyone everaddicted to covid2 times the first time
The journal Nature Medicine published the study on November 10, using data from the US Department of Veterans Affairs database. collected between March 1 – April 6, 2022, with a sample ofInfected with COVID 1 time, 443,588 people and infected 2 times or more, 40,947 people and about 5,300,000 people who are not infected with COVID-19
The results of the study revealed that those whoRepeatedly addicted to COVID have a greater risk of death than peopleaddicted to covidtwice the first time, and there is still a risk of going to hospital. 3 times more than people infected with COVID once
Dr. Ziyad Al-Ali from University of Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis declares thatRepeatedly addicted to COVID Increased risk of acute and prolonged COVID. Reinfected with COVID-19 They are also at increased risk of lung, heart, blood, kidney, diabetes, mental health, and musculoskeletal problems. and disorders of the nervous system
The results of the research also showed that those whoReinfected with COVID 3 times more likely to develop lung problems than a single COVID-19 infectionheart diseaseup to 3 times more likely to have neurological disorders 60% more than those who have been infected only once and are infected with COVID-19 There is a high risk in the first month after re-infection. And there will be more obvious symptoms during the next 6 months too.
The reason for being addicted to COVID again
From the data, we found that we couldRepeatedly addicted to COVIDYes, in most cases, repeated COVID-19 infections will be caused by infection from a strain of COVID that has never been infected before, such as a patient who has recovered from COVID-19 Species Delta There is a chance of being infected with a second round of COVID as the Omicron strain.
According to data on re-infection in the Omicron strain of COVID, it was found that there is a chance of being re-infected with COVID-19 within 1-2 months after recovery from the infection received in the first round of COVID-19 due to the landscape, resistance in the body falls until it has the same chance of being infected as a person who has never been infected with COVID-19 before
Repeated symptoms of COVID
Professor Yong Poovorawan or “Mo Yong” The Head of the Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology Department of Pediatrics Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University said that the new round of COVID symptoms are less severe than being infected with COVID in the first round because the body will have a certain level of immunity from the first infection Causes when it gets is re-infected, the symptoms are reduced than when they are infected for the first time
Who cares how many times COVID can be infected? In the 3rd and 4th infection, the symptoms continue to gradually decrease, as with other respiratory infections where the symptoms in the first round are most severe.
Groups at risk of re-infection with COVID
- Those who have been infected with the first round for 3-6 months, their immunity is as low as those who have never been infected before.
- immunocompromised people
- People who have been in close contact with an infected person
- Those who have reduced self-defense measures
- Those who have not been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus
- People with underlying diseases such as
- Patients requiring dialysis
- bone marrow transplant patients
- Patients who need to take immunosuppressive drugs
- HIV patients (with CD4 count below 200/drug deprivation)
However, theRepeatedly addicted to COVID However, it is not a good thing. Because it will negatively affect the organs in the body, for example, the virus will cause various organs in the body to become inflamed. Risk of damaging the heart muscle, brain cells, nerve cells, alveoli, lungs or other organs, so be careful not to get infected with COVID-19. has the best effect on our body