So-called Long COVID is the term used for those who experience effects from their infection for months or more.
The findings, released in the medical journal JAMA on Thursday, May 25, also identify 12 symptoms of Long COVID:
- Post-exertional malaise ( fatigue that worsens after physical or mental activity)
- Brain fog
- Loss of smell or taste
- Gastrointestinal symptoms
- Heart palpitations
- Chronic cough
- Chest pain
- Issues with sexual desire or capacity
- Abnormal movements
A total of 9,764 adults were involved in the study, of which 8,646 had COVID-19.
Those who were unvaccinated were more likely to have severe symptoms of Long COVID, according to the study.
Of the over 100 million Americans who have had COVID-19, about 15 percent developed Long COVID symptoms, according to a report released in April by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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