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9 yr old child sick with covid 1month ago- family got sick - 3 adults , all recovered. the child subsequently tested negative 2 weeks ago and went back to school , hasnt experienced symptoms until today. has 100 fever cough headache .reinfection?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Many possibilities - incidental other viral infection, “long COVID,” with autoimmune inflammatory response, new coronavirus infection (very rare so far, but we’re learning) Should not be relapse since coronavirus is not supposed to have a period of latency (persistent virus in absence of active infection). See an Infectious Diseases doctor
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
COVID 19 testing may be useful. Other viral illnesses may have a similar presentation. Reinfection may occur but is not that common. Monitor temperature, provide fluids and please follow up. Watch for signs of vomiting, shortness of breath and worsening headache.

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