A 20-year-old Australian man has contracted COVID-19 twice in a month and was fully vaccinated.

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If you thought being infected with the Novel Coronavirus was bad enough, listen to Will Benson’s story.The 20-year-old, who lives in Newcastle, New Zealand, suffered two Novel coronavirus infections in one month and was fully vaccinated before the first infection.On December 27 last year, Will received a text message from the NSW Health Department informing him that he had tested positive for COVID-19.Mr Benson told Channel 9: “I’ve been doing RAT all that time and every time I’ve tested myself I’ve come back negative, so this positive result is really puzzling.”The disabled worker said he spent a week recovering and then returned to normal life after completing quarantine requirements and getting a negative RAT test.”I made a full recovery and went back to the gym full time,” he said.”I have returned to a normal life and when I got a negative result with the RAT self-test, I was sure I was fully recovered.”Less than a month later, however, he became unwell again on January 30 and was shocked to see a RAT test result that was positive, forcing him into a second round of isolation.”I contacted NSW Health and explained the situation to them, but unfortunately the woman on the other end of the phone seemed as confused as I was,” Benson said.A series of double positives stumped experts at the Hunter Institute of Medical Research.Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett told Channel 9: “It’s very unusual.Usually, the immune protection you get from infection is very strong for weeks.”But experts also say reinfection is not impossible, especially if different strains break out at once.”The fact that there are new symptoms suggests that this is a new infection,” associate Professor Bartlett said.Experts warn that the case demonstrates the importance of remaining vigilant, even for those who have already been infected.”If you have symptoms again a few weeks after diagnosis and recovery, you have to be careful and you should be tested again,” Associate Professor Bartlett concluded.Compiled: Derek Source: 9News