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Belgian woman believed first case of contracting two COVID-19 variants at once


A Belgian woman who dies of COVID-19 last March apparently contracted two variants of the virus at the same time.

The 90-year-old is believed to be the first such case, the Edmonton Journal reported. 

Discussed at the most recent European Congress on Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), the woman became sick with both the Alpha (originally discovered in the U.K.) and Beta (South Africa) variants. Her doctors noted the possibility of her catching each variant from a separate person. She had not been vaccinated.

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