Over 50% of Covid survivors have symptoms for 6 months or more: Study

2021-11-24 14:52:29
Over 50% of Covid survivors have symptoms for 6 months or more: Study

More than half number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 experience post-Covid symptoms, known as long Covid, up to six months after recovering, according to a study.

The researchers at Penn State College of Medicine in the US noted that governments, health care organisations and public health professionals should prepare for the large number of Covid-19 survivors who will need care for a variety of psychological ...

During their illnesses, many patients with Covid-19 experience symptoms, such as tiredness, difficulty breathing, chest pain, sore joints and loss of taste or smell, they said. The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open.

The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, reviewed 57 reports that included data from 250,351 unvaccinated adults and children who were diagnosed with Covid-19 from December 2019 through March 2021.

Those affected by post-covid conditions, sometimes called “long haulers,” can include anyone who has had covid-19, even those who had no symptoms or just mild ones, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Often referred to as “long covid,” the adverse health effects vary from person to person. But the research, based on data from 250,351 adults and children, found that more than half experience a decline in general well-being, resulting in weight loss, fatigue, fever or pain.

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