Sumary of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection associated with housing instability:
- Most individuals develop a strong immune response to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
- The initial infection creates immune memory that may prevent reinfection with the same virus.
- Despite this, many cases of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection and prolonged viral shedding have been reported.
- Although some investigations suggest that prolonged shedding is linked to immunosuppression or pregnancy, the demographics and immune characteristics associated with reinfection are not clear.
- Thus, the risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 reinfection are poorly defined.
- Study: SARS-CoV-2 reinfection associates with unstable housing and occurs in the presence of antibodies.
- com About the study In a recent article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers examine the impact of demographic factors and antibody responses following SARS-CoV-2 reinfection.
- Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severity, demographics, and treatment histories were obtained from the Boston Medical Center electronic medical record.