A Canadian nurse who caught the novel coronavirus months in the past stated she’s examined constructive eight instances within the final 50 days.
On March 30, Tracy Schofield, from Cambridge, Ontario, started experiencing signs reminiscent of chills, a fever, and shortness of breath.
The next day, she took her first check for COVID-19, the illness attributable to the virus, and the end result was constructive, reported CTV Information.
Schofield, 49, spent the standard two weeks self-isolating, however her second check got here again constructive. Since then, six extra have returned the identical end result.
Medical doctors have advised the mother-of-three that they do not imagine she is contagious anymore, however that they can not clarify why she retains testing constructive.
Tracy Schofield, 49 (left and proper), from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, examined constructive for coronavirus on March 31. She spent two weeks self-isolating in her room at house, however her second check on the finish of her isolation interval got here again constructive
To be thought-about recovered, two destructive assessments must be taken 24 hours aside. Schofield’s eighth total check from Cambridge Memorial Hospital (pictured) got here again destructive, however her ninth check was constructive
‘Every time I get the check end result, it is like any person punches me within the abdomen,’ Schofield advised CTV Information.
‘I simply need somebody to have the ability to inform me one thing. Give me a solution. Am I going to have it endlessly?’
For 2 weeks after her first constructive check, Schofield says she self-isolated in her room at her home, the place she lives together with her 17-year-old son, Ethan.
Over that interval, her temperature reached 104.1F and would not come down with Tylenol. She says she additionally misplaced her sense of scent and style.
‘I could not scent Vick’s VapoRub, I could not style salt and vinegar chips,’ Schofield advised CTV Information.
Now, nearly two months later, the vast majority of her signs have disappeared other than a cough and somewhat problem respiratory.
Nevertheless, her assessments from Cambridge Memorial Hospital have saved returning constructive.
Schofield says she was excited after her eighth total check got here again destructive.
However sufferers should obtain two destructive outcomes inside a 24-hour interval to be thought-about recovered. Her ninth check got here again constructive.
And, though authorities from Area of Waterloo Public Well being, have allowed her to go away her home on April 14, she says she will not think about herself recovered till she will get her two consecutive destructive check outcomes.
Schofield says she has doesn’t have any pre-existing circumstances however she’s involved that she’ll have long-term issues from the virus.
Schofield had been cleared to return to work as a registered sensible nurse however is scared about infecting others.
She is now ready 5 days till she will take her tenth total check.
Well being consultants say she probably simply has useless virus cells nonetheless circulating in her physique , CTV Information studies.
It comes on the heels of stories that sufferers who check constructive for the novel coronavirus after having recovered usually are not contagious.
Researchers from the Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (KCDC) checked out 285 survivors who examined constructive after earlier assessments stated they have been destructive.
Not one of the 790 those who the sufferers got here into contact with have been discovered to be contaminated with COVID-19, the illness attributable to the virus.
Within the US, there are greater than 1.5 million confirmed instances of the virus and greater than 93,000 deaths.