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A case of COVID-19 re-infection in Libya

AA Alzedam, AM Bengblya, MJ Zeglam, ET Benmassoud, SM Bennji

Abstract


Re-infection with SARS-CoV-2 is an active area of research and studying. Here, we present the first documented case of SARS-CoV-2 re-infection in Libya. The patient was a 24-year-old healthy man who initially presented with mild symptoms of generalised fatigue and intermittent episodes of fever for 3 days. During his second episode of COVID-19, he presented with chest tightness and intermittent dry cough. The patient fully recovered from both episodes of COVID-19 without any residual complaints. Since limited cases of SARS-CoV-2 re-infection have been identified, it is probably a rare phenomenon. It is however critical to identify the role of new SARS-CoV-2 variants in the pathogenesis of recurrent COVID-19. Keywords. COVID-19, reinfection, Libya


Authors' affiliations

AA Alzedam, Zliten Isolation Unit, Zliten Medical Center, Zliten, Libya

AM Bengblya, Zliten Isolation Unit, Zliten Medical Center, Zliten, Libya

MJ Zeglam, Zliten Isolation Unit, Zliten Medical Center, Zliten, Libya

ET Benmassoud, Zliten Isolation Unit, Zliten Medical Center, Zliten, Libya

SM Bennji, Zliten Isolation Unit, Zliten Medical Center, Zliten, Libya

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2021;27(2):71-72. DOI:10.7196/AJTCCM.2021.v27i2.131

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Date submitted: 2021-06-22
Date published: 2021-06-23

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