Dallas Woman Fighting Second Round Of Coronavirus In 4 Months

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Fighting the coronavirus once is tough enough, but fighting it twice? That's exactly what a Dallas woman is doing.

Meredith McKee tested positive for the coronavirus near the beginning of the pandemic in the US.

"I had a dry cough like you would not believe. It would not stop,” McKee told NBC 5.  

McKee isolated at home while she fought the virus, never having to spend time in the hospital.

After fighting the virus, she tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies and donated plasma in the hopes of helping others in their recovery.

"I felt great doing it, finally something good coming out of the hell that I’ve been through because I'm going to help up to eight people with this plasma,” McKee said.

On Friday, McKee went to a local hospital after experiencing high blood pressure and a headache. She then tested positive again for coronavirus. 

"I was floored when it was positive," McKee said.

McKee's doctors believe the virus became dormant after her first round, then recently reemerged.

Now McKee is worried for the family and friends that she may have exposed.  

"I'm mortified and I'm seriously devastated," McKee said.