Symptoms of COVID aftereffects 18 months after infection in 25% patients

A Japanese research institute says four out of one person experiencing coronavirus aftereffects even 18 months after infection.

Research on COVID aftereffects

The National Center for Global Health and Medicine interviewed 501 people in their 20s to 70s who were infected between March 2020 and November 2021.

The research center found that 32.3 percent complained of possible aftereffects six months after they got the virus. The figure fell to 30.1 percent one year after infection, and to 25.8 percent another six months later.

COVID aftereffects symptoms 2023

The center says women tend to be affected by an abnormal sense of smell, hair loss and lack of concentration. Those who had moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms often experience shortness of breath, cough and lethargy.

COVID symptoms one year after infection

11.7 percent complained about memory loss,
11.4 percent noticed lack of concentration,
10.3 percent had problems with their sense of smell,
9.1 percent of the former patients affected by Brain fog,
7.5 percent suffered psychological distress.

Doctor Morioka Shinichiro says aftereffects are said to be less frequent among people infected with the Omicron variants, but they should not be underestimated and take care because case counts are so high. he advised people to keep taking anti-infection measures, even if symptoms of infection are mild aftereffects could last long.

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