Long Covid symptoms still persist two years after first wave infections

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Long-term effects of covid-19 or post covid syndrome. Hair loss, depression, dyspnea, arrhythmia, eczema, indigestion and others symptoms. Health condition after virus flat vector illustration.
Long-term effects of covid-19 or post covid syndrome. Hair loss, depression, dyspnea, arrhythmia, eczema, indigestion and others symptoms. Health condition after virus flat vector illustration.

New research has found that a large percentage of people who were hospitalised at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic are still experiencing at least one symptom two years after infection with the virus. 

The study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine aimed to characterise the longitudinal evolution of health outcomes in hospital survivors with differing initial disease severity and determine their recovery status – two years after their acute Covid-19 infection

The researchers enrolled 1 192 patients hospitalised with Covid-19 in Wuhan, China, between 7 January and 29 May 2020. They then followed up on the patients after six months, 12 months, and two years after discharge.

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