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Stuttgart – Experts are convinced that a corona patient who has been infected and died twice in the Black Forest is a very rare case. “This is an exceptional case, after which I would not ring any alarm bells,” said Carsten Watzl, Secretary General of the German Society for Immunology, on Thursday of the dpa. Reinfections are rare. But they also showed that infected people did not build up sufficient immunity in all cases with an initial illness and could be susceptible to further infection, said the immunologist from the Leibniz Institute for Labor Research at the TU Dortmund. That also depends on the severity of the course of the first infection.
According to the State Health Office in Stuttgart, a 72-year-old Covid patient from the Freudenstadt district who had previously recovered from an illness with the virus had died in Baden-Württemberg. According to the LGA, it is the first such case in the southwest that has become known, and possibly also in Germany. According to the LGA, it is a man who fell ill with Covid-19 for the first time in April 2020. At the end of December 2020, the man was infected again, which was found in early January.
The chance that a person will be infected with the corona virus a second time has so far been very low, said Stefan Brockmann, who heads the health protection and epidemiology department at the State Health Office.
The re are isolated cases in which the patients did not develop enough antibodies the first time.
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