Recently, an elderly woman from Belgium was found infected with two variants of Covid-19, after which she died. Apart from this, two cases were also reported in Brazil, in which both patients were found infected with two different variants of Covid-19. We know how new strains of the coronavirus are proving to be more dangerous for people. In such a situation, if someone gets infected with two different variants simultaneously, then you can get an idea of how dangerous it would be.
Is it possible to get infected with two variants of Covid at once?
While cases of infection with the two different variants are rare, scientists believe that co-infections are not uncommon, particularly in respiratory viruses. RNA viruses such as influenza and hepatitis C commonly mutate and cause co-infection.
Viruses are known to evolve and mutate over time, even as they mutate to pose a risk to human health. Although not all mutations are dangerous, those that can evade the natural immune response have the highest risk of infection.
Which people are at increased risk of double infection?
Scientists are still studying the risks associated with Covid, but the serious consequences of Kovid and the risk of infection can be reduced only with the vaccine. The Belgian woman who died of a double infection of Covid had not received the Kovid vaccine.
Scientists also believe that with the help of vaccination, the risk of changing the form of Covid and double infection can also be reduced in the future. As far as double infection of Covid-19 is concerned, its risk increases in people who have weak immunity and also have other diseases.
Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.