Long Covid: More than 50% of people who survive infection will experience lingering symptoms – study

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More than half of the nearly 240 million people who have recovered from Covid-19 are currently experiencing, or will experience, lingering symptoms months after their acute infection has passed, according to a new study.

Known as post-Covid-19, or "long Covid", the most common symptoms include severe fatigue, cognitive dysfunction ("brain fog"), difficulty breathing, sore joints, loss of taste and/or smell, memory and concentration problems, and hair loss. 

A comprehensive characterisation of long Covid symptoms was published in a study earlier this year, Health24 reported, where the researchers identified 203 different symptoms reported by survey respondents.

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