Few reports are available about prolonged shedding of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) virus, also known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), by immunocompetent patients. We report a case of an infected, immunocompetent person with 169 days of COVID-19 virus shedding during which time he had two brief periods when he tested negative for COVID-19 followed by again testing positive. We describe relevant clinical, immunological, and genomic features. We found that continuous and prolonged viral replication and infectivity existed in an immunocompetent COVID-19 patient, despite having high neutralizing antibody titers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||China CDC Weekly|
|State||Published - 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases