COVID-19 Symptoms Continue One Year Later
Research recently presented at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Congress held in Portugal included a Luxembourg Institute of Health survey about common long COVID symptoms one year after a person tested positive.
These researchers found that 59.5% of participants had at least one COVID-19 symptom and that symptoms didn't resolve by 15 weeks.
One-third (34.3%) still had fatigue, 12.9% had respiratory symptoms, while 54.2% had sleep issues.
"Participants with a mild form of the acute illness were more likely than those who'd been asymptomatic to have at least one symptom at one year and to have sleep problems, but to a lesser extent than those with a moderate or severe acute illness," lead author Aurelie Fischer, a Ph.D. student, said in a news release issued on April 25, 2022.
"Long Covid can still impact the quality of life, even a year after the acute infection."
“We also highlighted that long Covid likely consists of multiple sub-categories, distinguished by particular combinations of symptoms," Fischer added.
Additional Long COVID news is posted at CoronavirusToday.com/Long.
Note: The press release was edited for clarity and manually curated for mobile readership.