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When does the risk of recurrence of COVID-19 increase?


Dr. Kamel Khafisov announced that the risk of recurrence of COVID-19 increases against the backdrop of reduced immunity.

Dr. Khavisov, Chairman of the Scientific Group for the Development of New Methods of Diagnosis Based on Epidemiological Survey Techniques, at the Scientific Research Center of the Consumer Protection Authority of Russia, in a statement to the Russian Novosti News Agency, notes that this risk increases as a result of reduced immunity.

He says, "Immunity to the virus is not eternal, and gradually decreases. So the risk of recurrence of infection increases. For this reason, an increase in the number of future infections cannot be ruled out. "

Mutations in the virus continue to occur, and the variables periodically replace each other. It cannot therefore be asserted that the virus has become less dangerous as a result of these mutations.

COVID-19 Updated January 20, 2022


Reinfection of the virus that causes COVID-19 means that the person has been infected, recovered and later infected again. After recovering from COVID-19, most individuals have some protection from repeated infections. However, reinfections occur after COVID-19. We're still learning more about these injuries. Ongoing studies on COVID-19 help us understand:

  1. How often does re-infection occur
  2. Who is most likely to be infected again
  3. When to reinfect after the previous infection
  4. The severity (risk of infection) of the return of infection compared to the initial (first) infection
  5. Risk of transmission to others after infection again

About variables

Viruses are constantly changing, including the virus that causes COVID-19.

These changes can lead to the emergence of variants (new strains of the virus) that can increase the risk of infection again.

COVID-19 vaccines are still very effective in protecting against severe diseases.

Vaccines are recommended for all people aged 5 or older, including those previously infected.

Protect yourself and others

  1. Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Find a vaccine here. Everyone 12 years of age or older should receive an enhanced dose when eligible.
  2. Wear a proper mask constantly and properly covering your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
  3. Stay 6 feet away from others.
  4. Avoid crowding and poorly ventilated indoor places.
  5. Learn about the test time to be informed and prevent it from spreading to others.
  6. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water and dry well. Use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol in the absence of water and soap.