one of each ocho people infected with COVID-19 develop at least one long lasting symptomsIt was one of the largest studies on the disease, in which more than 76 thousand people participated and the results of which were published in the scientific journal. the Lancet,
more than 500 million cases of coronavirus recorded in the world by the World Health Organization (WHO) Since the start of the pandemic, concerns have been expressed Symptoms durable in people with COVID-19 long lasting.
- Some studies have compared people covid long and those who have not been infected.
the Lancet consulted more than 76 thousand people and this study showed
A new study published in the Lancet asked more than 76,400 adults in the Netherlands, who had to complete an online questionnaire about 23 Symptoms typical of covid long,
Between March 2020 and August 2021, each participant completed the questionnaire 24 times. In that period, more than 4,200, i.e. 5.5% of those surveyed, were reported to have been infected with COVID-19,
Of these, more than 21% had at least one or more Symptoms severely increased for three or five months after infection; However, about 9% of the people in a control group who did not get COVID-19 reported similar growth.
How many infected suffered long-term symptoms of COVID-19?
This shows that 12.7% of those who consulted covidabout a each ocho he suffers Symptoms long term, According to study,
Researchers also recorded symptoms before and after infection COVID-19, allowing them to find out what was related to the virus. common symptoms of covid are long:
- Pain in chest
- difficulty breathing
- dollar muscular
- loss of taste and smell
One of the study’s authors, Aranka Ballering of the Dutch University of Groningen, commented that covid For a long time there was “an urgent problem with rising human costs”.
“By looking at symptoms before and after SARS-CoV-2 infection in an uninfected control group and individuals, we were able to see symptoms that may be the result of non-infectious health aspects of the pandemic, such as those caused by stress. The stress caused by COVID-19. restrictions and uncertainty”, he indicated.
The study authors acknowledged that it has limitations, such as not covering late variants such as delta you omicronand does not collect information about symptoms such as cloud mindregarded as a distinctive sign of covid long.
Christopher Brightling and Rachel Evans, experts from the University of Leicester, England, who are not involved in studycommented that this is “a great advance” with respect to previous studies because it involved a control group of uninfected people.