Preliminary South Korean study results show that 9 out of 10 coronavirus patients have reported at least one side effect of the disease after recovery. Reuters Reports.
In a survey of COVID-19 patients conducted by the Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), more than 90 percent of respondents experienced side effects associated with the disease, such as fatigue, taste and smell, and psychological effects.
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The survey found that fatigue was the most commonly reported side effect, with 26% of patients experiencing fatigue, followed by difficulty concentrating.
KDC officials said the study would be published soon with a detailed analysis, according to Reuters.
The study comes as health officials are expressing concern about the long-term side effects of the virus, which has infected more than 33 million people and killed more than 1 million worldwide.
During a congressional hearing last week, Anthony Fawcett warned of increasing the number of people experiencing weeks of health problems, and in some cases even months later, they thought they could beat the disease.
“They are known as long-term people,” said Fawcett, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
He said the recovered patients experienced fatigue, myalgia, fever and inability to concentrate. Many patients who were found to be healthy also had heart inflammation.
One in three patients with COVID-19 may have delayed symptoms, According to For Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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