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A 25-year-old female asked:

My mom is a 65 year old with hypertension and cholesterol. previously had covid in december 2020. now presenting with flu like symptoms 7/14 days and was in contact with a now covid positive case 7 days ago. can it be covid again?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Yes, you can get COVID again. See a doctor va telemedicine and keep isolated.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
That is possible. She could have a different viral or bacterial illness or possibly a different strain of COVID 19.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
More than likely it is an infection with a non-Covid virus. Of the more than 100 million people infected with this virus, only person has been documented to have a symptomatic illness from a second Covid infection. Wish you and your mother good health!
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Last updated Mar 8, 2021
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