Symptomatic recurrence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in healthcare workers recovered from COVID-19

  • Serkan Atici Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Okan University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3329-1866
  • Ömer Faruk Ek Department of Pediatrics, Batman Children’s Hospital, Batman, Turkey
  • Mehmet Siddik Yildiz Department of Radiology, Private Batman World Hospital, Batman, Turkey
  • Mehmet Mahfuz Şikgenç Department of Internal Medicine, Batman State Hospital, Batman, Turkey
  • Efraim Güzel Department of Pulmonology, Çukurova University School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey
  • Ahmet Soysal Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Memorial Atasehir Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: COVID-19, healthcare workers, recurrence, SARS-CoV-2

Abstract

There is rising concern that patients who recover from COVID-19 may be at risk of recurrence. Increased rates of infection and recurrence in healthcare workers could cause the healthcare system collapse and a further worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic. Herein, we reported the clinically symptomatic recurrent COVID-19 cases in the two healthcare workers who treated and recovered from symptomatic and laboratory confirmed COVID-19. We discuss important questions in the COVID-19 pandemic waiting to be answered, such as the protection period of the acquired immunity, the severity of recurrence and how long after the first infection occurs. We aimed to emphasize that healthcare workers should continue to pay maximum attention to the measures without compromising.

Published
2021-01-31
How to Cite
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Atici S, Ek Ömer F, Yildiz MS, Şikgenç MM, Güzel E, Soysal A (2021) Symptomatic recurrence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in healthcare workers recovered from COVID-19. J Infect Dev Ctries 15:69-72. doi: 10.3855/jidc.14305
Section
Coronavirus Pandemic