The woman died five days after being admitted to the hospital. Initially his oxygen level was fine but gradually his condition kept deteriorating.
Pi female infected with two different variants (symbolic photo)
A 90-year-old woman who lost her life after falling ill due to COVID-19 was infected with two different variants of coronavirus – alpha and beta – at the same time. Researchers in Belgium gave this information on Sunday. The woman had got the Corona Vaccine and lived alone. Nursing care was given to the woman at home.
After falling ill in March, he was admitted to OLV Hospital in Alst city of Belgium where his corona test report came positive. Initially her oxygen level was fine, but then the woman’s condition deteriorated rapidly and she died five days later. When medical staff examined the woman for the presence of the variant, it was found that she was infected with both alpha variants found in Britain and beta variants found in South Africa.
woman infected with two different people
Anne Vankerbergen of OLV Hospital, who led the research, said that both of these variants were present in Belgium, so it is likely that the woman came in contact with two different people infected with the alpha and beta variants. He said that we do not know how she got infected. Vankerbergen said it was difficult to say whether the infected person played a role in making the patient increasingly ill.
The research has not yet been submitted to a medical journal for publication. It is being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Vankerbergen said in a press release that the incident may have been an underestimate. He said that limited testing of variants is responsible for this matter.
Cases were also found in Brazil
In January, scientists in Brazil reported that two people were simultaneously infected with two different strains of the coronavirus, but the study has not yet been published in a scientific journal. Responding to the research, Lawrence Young, a virologist and professor of molecular oncology at the University of Warwick, said it was not surprising to find a person infected with more than one strain.
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