US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Division of Emerging Diseases, Maria Van Kerkhove, commented on one of the most troubling news of recent days.
According to her, data on reinfection with coronavirus may be related to the reaction of tests to dying lung cells.
Van Kerchove noted that even after recovery, dead cells remain in the body, which sometimes provoke a “positive result” when re-tested.
The WHO emphasizes that in this case we are not talking about re-infection, however, doctors also do not have data on persistent immunity to the virus.
“This is not reinfection, this is not reactivation, it is actually part of the recovery process,” ABC News quoted Van Kerchove as saying.
It is noted that a positive reaction to COVID-19 can occur even two weeks after recovery.
Recall that coronavirus infected more than 3.5 million people, over 247 thousand patients died.
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