Friday, August 6, 2021

72-yr-old British man tests positive for Coronavirus for 10 months in supposedly longest recorded case of continuous infection

A 72-year-old British man tested positive for Coronavirus for 10 months in what is thought to be the longest recorded case of continuous infection, researchers said today.

Dave Smith, a retired driving instructor from Bristol in western England, said he tested positive 43 times, was hospitalised seven times and had made plans for his funeral.

His wife, Linda, who quarantined with him at home, said there were a lot of times when they didn’t think he was going to pull through.

Ed Moran, a consultant in infectious diseases at the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust, said Smith had active virus in his body throughout. A paper on his case will be presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases in July, saying that this is thought to be the longest infection recorded in the literature.

Smith recovered after treatment with a cocktail of synthetic antibodies developed by the US biotech firm Regeneron.

- Advertisement -
Latest news

Eight session of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly adjourned sine die

Speaker Sharingain Longkumer today adjourned the eight session of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly sine die after completing all the list of business. During the two...

118 new Covid-19 cases reported in Nagaland

Nagaland today reported another 118 new Covid-19 cases increasing the tally to 28,335. Total Covid recovery in the state has gone up to 25,603...

Maharashtra reports 6,695 news cases of Coronavirus infections

Maharashtra today reported 6,695 news cases of Coronavirus infections, taking the total number to 63,36,220. According to the state’s public health department, 7,120 patients were...

OIC has no locus standi in matters relating to J&K which is an integral part of India: MEA

India has categorically rejected the reference to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir issued by the General Secretariat of Organization of Islamic Cooperation,OIC...
Related news

Eight session of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly adjourned sine die

Speaker Sharingain Longkumer today adjourned the eight session of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly sine die after completing all the list of business. During the two...

118 new Covid-19 cases reported in Nagaland

Nagaland today reported another 118 new Covid-19 cases increasing the tally to 28,335. Total Covid recovery in the state has gone up to 25,603...

Maharashtra reports 6,695 news cases of Coronavirus infections

Maharashtra today reported 6,695 news cases of Coronavirus infections, taking the total number to 63,36,220. According to the state’s public health department, 7,120 patients were...

OIC has no locus standi in matters relating to J&K which is an integral part of India: MEA

India has categorically rejected the reference to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir issued by the General Secretariat of Organization of Islamic Cooperation,OIC...