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Dutch Woman First to Die After COVID-19 Reinfection – WebMD

Gene tests found slight differences in the makeup of the viruses that caused her first and second infections, suggesting she had caught COVID-19 twice.



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Oct. 14, 2020 — An 89-year-old woman from the Netherlands has become the first person known to die after catching COVID-19 a second time.
Its unclear how representative her case may be. The woman was undergoing chemotherapy for blood cancer. The treatment is known to lower the immune systems ability to function.
During her first bout with COVID-19, she was hospitalized with fever and severe cough. After 5 days, her symptoms eased and she was discharged. About 2 months later, and just 2 days a…

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