EXCLUSIVE ‘I must be the unluckiest girl in Britain’: Stunned primary school teacher, 26, reveals she has been struck down by Covid for the THIRD time in a year
A primary school teacher has told how she has caught Covid for the third time in just over a year.
Maryia Hussain, 26, “我可能会在巴黎呆更长的时间, Bedofrdshire, first tested positive for the virus in December 2020, then again in November last year and then a third time last Monday.
She believed the hat-trick of infections was completed by catching the highly transmissible but less severe 奥米克戎 变体.
Maryia told MailOnline: ‘I think I keep catching it because of my job – there are always more bugs going around school than anywhere else and Covid must be the same.
‘But no one can believe I have caught it three times – it seems incredible.
‘I had been double jabbed and when I got it for the second time last year, I just thought ‘Why me’. All friends can’t quite believe that I have tested positive three times.’
Maryia Hussain (图为), 26, “我可能会在巴黎呆更长的时间, Bedofrdshire, first tested positive for the virus in December 2020, then again in November last year and then a third time last Monday
While many people have caught the virus twice – including Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer – a triple infection is thought to be extremely rare.
Maryia first caught the virus in December 2020 when the Delta variant was sweeping across the country and businesses and schools were in lockdown
As well as losing her sense of taste and smell Maryia was left breathless and bedridden for 10 天.
She isolated at home with her parents who also caught the virus at the same time. Fortunately she did not need hospital treatment.
她说: ‘First time around was really bad. It started off with a sore throat, body chills and a continuous cough. I felt bad and had to use a steamer so I could breathe more easily. I was quite ill and even after I tested negative was too weak to go back to work because of long Covid.’
Maryia said she returned to her school in March and took regular lateral flow tests.
Children had returned from home schooling but were socially distanced in the classroom to try and avoid infections.
Maryia told MailOnline: ‘I think I keep catching it because of my job – there are always more bugs going around school than anywhere else and Covid must be the same’
Almost a year after the first Covid bout Maryia again tested positive in November 2021.
While the symptoms were not as bad second time round, she still suffered body chills and severe headaches.
A PCR test confirmed she had caught the virus twice and she was forced to isolate at home once again.
'再次, I was too ill to work and had problems breathing. I go to the gym a lot so after I tested negative, I would visit the sauna to help with my breathing. That was the worst of it, not being able to breathe properly’
Maryia believed having been infected twice – and double jabbed – she had seen the last of the killer virus.
But last Monday she suddenly started vomiting and suffered from diarrhoea.
Almost a year after the first Covid bout Maryia again tested positive in November 2021
A friend’s father who was a GP suggested she take a PCR test as the symptoms matched those of the Omicron variant.
Although more transmissible, its symptoms have proved to be less severe than the Delta variant and others during the pandemic.
她说: ‘I just could not believe it when it came back positive. I must be the unluckiest girl in Britain.
'幸运的是, the symptoms were not as bad as the two previous and I am on the mend. It is just so annoying as very few of my friends have had it. I am still isolating even though a lateral flow test has come back negative. I want to be 100 per cent before I go back to school.’
Maryia said is yet to have a booster jab but plans to get one once she has fully recovered.
‘I don’t know if it will stop me getting coronavirus for a fourth time, but anything that stops me feeling ill will be good.’
Data released in late December suggested some 69 people nationally out of 116,000 Omicron cases recorded between November 1 和十二月 18 had other Covid variants twice before.