At the time, Shanie, who works as a health care assistant at Singleton Hospital in Swansea, was suffering from mild symptoms of the virus, mainly a sore throat.
However, last week she received a call from Track and Trace to inform her that one of her colleagues with whom she was working on the same shift had tested positive for the virus.
On Saturday, Shanie was shocked to find that her test result came back positive once again as she began to get sick with the symptoms.
“The first time I had a mild sore throat, but I was a lot worse the second time around,” said Shanie, 24.
“I didn’t think I could catch up to him. I thought it was the same strain and it was still in my system but because it was over 42 days they said it couldn’t be.
“I’m fine in myself but the sore throat is much worse. I’ve lost my taste and smell that I didn’t have the last time. I feel really lethargic, especially at night, ”she explained.
At first Shanie thought there was a possibility that it could be a false positive, but she started to develop symptoms and on Saturday her throat got rough and on Monday morning she couldn’t taste or smell anything anymore. .
“Everyone is confused, they don’t really know how it happened. “
Shanie explained that she volunteered to work in the hospital’s Covid department after getting the virus in September.
“I volunteered because I know I had Covid and there were a lot of high-risk employees who didn’t want to go, so I thought I would go myself. I didn’t think I would catch up to him again.
Shanie lives with her parents who tested in September and last week with Shanie but tested negative.
“The first woman I told about track and trace was baffled, and the second lady was. No one really knows how it happened.
“I think I just have a poor immune system. ”
The health worker who hopes to become a nurse through the hospital’s internship program is now self-isolating until she can return to work.
Re-infections from the coronavirus are very rare, but a report released last month showed that it is possible to get Covid-19 twice as much as it is more severe the second time around.
Antibodies are produced by the body in response to an infection and can usually be found in the blood about two weeks after catching it.
The case report, published in “The Lancet Infectious Diseases,” details a handful of people who caught the virus for the second time – 48 days apart.
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