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The world longest COVID-19 infection record: Quarantined for 14 months 78 tests positive

The world longest COVID-19 infection record: Quarantined for 14 months 78 tests positive



 

The world longest COVID-19 infection record: Quarantined for 14 months 78 tests positive.

After contracting the COVID-19 virus in November 2020, Muzaf Kayasan has completely bid farewell to his normal life.

According to foreign media reports on February 8, the 56-year-old Turkish man has been in isolation for the past 14 months due to the constant positive test results for the COVID-19.

 

The world longest COVID-19 infection record: Quarantined for 14 months  78 tests positive

 

It is reported that Kayasan is a leukemia patient who was first diagnosed with the new coronavirus in November 2020 and was subsequently admitted to the hospital for treatment.

Two weeks later, his symptoms improved and he was discharged home to self-isolate as prescribed.

He thought he would make a full recovery in two weeks, like most patients. But surprisingly, he has since taken at least 78 tests, each of which came back positive, forcing him to remain in isolation.

 

In the 14 months to date, Kayasan has spent nine months in hospital and five months in self-isolation at home.

His wife, who lived with him for some time during his self-isolation period, was not infected by him, and both tested negative for the COVID-19, the report said. Their youngest son, who lives with them, also tested negative.

 

“At first I thought I was a carrier, but I wasn’t. I’ve recovered, but I still have traces of Covid-19 in my body.

That’s the only explanation I’ve been told I’ve been testing positive,” he said. . Doctors said it was because he had leukemia and a weak immune system.

 

He broke down, saying that contracting the COVID-19 has completely deprived him of his social life.

Today, he can only stay at home alone every day, meeting relatives and friends through the window. “Because of my physical condition, I have no chance of getting a vaccine.

This is a very difficult process.” He said in an interview recently.

Therefore, he hopes that the authorities can find a solution for himself and return to a normal life.

 

According to local media reports, Kayasan appears to be the longest known continuous positive person, breaking the record of 72-year-old British man David Smith who has been infected for more than 290 days and has tested positive for the COVID-19 42 times.

In June 2021, foreign media reported that Smith was the person with the longest infection at the time, and he was finally completely cured after receiving Regeneron’s cocktail therapy.

 

Notably, like Cassanya, Smith is also a leukemia patient. Due to chemotherapy, he has low levels of virus-neutralizing antibodies in his body, which is also a feature of most patients with persistent infection with the COVID-19.

The report said some of the patients had either been treated for leukemia or had a genetic condition that caused defects in the cells that make antibodies in the body.

 

 

The world longest COVID-19 infection record: Quarantined for 14 months 78 tests positive

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