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Persistent symptoms in 30% of #COVID19 cases

Coronavirus, Health, Reinfection, Science, Vaccine

At 6 weeks from diagnosis, from a study of 669 people, nearly a third of participants still had one or more symptoms related to COVID-19, mainly fatigue (14%), shortness of breath (9%) and loss of taste or smell (12%). In addition, 6% reported a persistent cough and 3% reported headaches.

Dr. Mayssam Nehme, Senior Resident in Professor Guessous’s team and first author of this work, also explains how these patients felt: “In addition to the physical distress of their symptoms, many were very worried: how much longer would it last? Were some after-effects irrecoverable?

https://www.unige.ch/communication/communiques/en/2020/covid-19-les-symptomes-persistent-dans-un-tiers-des-cas/

 

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