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Long COVID: symptoms experienced during infection may predict lasting illness

Long COVID: symptoms experienced during infection may predict lasting illness

EARLIER in the pandemic, it appeared that the majority of people infected with the coronavirus experienced mild-to-moderate symptoms and generally recovered within two to three weeks, depending on the severity of their illness. However, as time has passed, it’s become clear that some people, regardless of the severity of their disease, continue to experience symptoms beyond the acute phase of infection. This has become known as “long COVID”. OLALEKAN LEE AIYEGBUSI, Research Fellow, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham SHAMIL HAROON, Academic Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham Emerging evidence suggests that these patients…
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