A resident of Belgium died after being infected with two strains of coronavirus at once
A resident of Belgium died after being infected with two strains of coronavirus at once. This is reported by The Guardian.
A ninety-year-old woman was diagnosed with “alpha” and” beta ” variants of the virus (also known as the British and African strains, respectively). At the same time, she was admitted to the hospital after a fall, and did not know about the infection.
Her illness developed rapidly, she died five days after being hospitalized. Doctors do not know whether co-infection was the cause of such a rapid course of the disease.
The patient was not vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Earlier, professor of immunology at UCLouvain University in Belgium, Dr. Jean-Luc Gala, warned that the fourth wave of coronavirus in Europe will inevitably come in the autumn. According to him, the number of cases of coronavirus infection is growing due to the spread of a new strain of the delta virus-vaccines against it from COVID — 19 are much less effective. According to Gala, it is necessary to get more data on the new variation of the infection and how it is transmitted in order to cope with the pandemic.
In June, the head of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Andrea Ammon, predicted a rapid spread of the Indian strain of coronavirus to all European countries. The doctor noted that by August 2021, 90 percent of cases of COVID-19 in the European territory will fall on the delta variant of the virus. She also predicted a sharp increase in infection among young people who have not been vaccinated.