Wasau, Wisconsin (WAOW)-As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, people are increasingly concerned about the possibility of re-infection with the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control has stated that, like other viruses, some re-infections are expected, and that the possibility of re-infection may be challenging in controlling the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin are rapidly increasing every day.
At this time, someone you know is likely to have the virus.
As of Friday, the state had reported 7777 new reported cases.
“It’s ruthless, it’s in our community,” said Melissa Moore of the Marathon County Health Department.
Even after the patient recovers from COVID-1
Moore said: “In some cases, reinfection has occurred, which is why it is so important to take the steps we can take to protect ourselves.”
However, there is a difference between long-term coronavirus cases and the likelihood of reinfection.
Moore said: “For those who are actively active and test positive, it is 10 days from the onset of symptoms-minimum.” “Immunity is limited, we just don’t know whether people will be reinfected or whether the virus strain will mutation.”
However, Moore said you can get the virus again within 90 days.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, if you have tested positive or have been exposed, we have been told to self-isolate and quarantine for two weeks.
Even if you have no symptoms, the virus may stay in the body longer and you can still test it positively.
The CDC and the health department are still conducting research to understand the possibility of reinfection.
Although it is rare, they want to remind you that it is not without.