While most people who have had the coronavirus (COVID-19) recover completely, there are some that have certain post-COVID-19 symptoms that may last for a while. This is called Long-COVID, and may occur in people who may not even have been hospitalised during their COVID-19 illness. (CDC)
Long-COVID, which is also referred to as post-COVID-19 syndrome, is a term that's been used to describe the coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms that continue to affect people for weeks or even months after contracting the virus.
Most people recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19), but anyone can experience the ongoing symptoms of Long-COVID. Due to their increased vulnerability and often weakened immune systems, the elderly are more susceptible to long-term complications due to COVID-19.
The best form of prevention is to follow all steps needed to be taken to reduce the risk of getting the coronavirus (COVID-19):
It's also important that people who experience signs and symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19) do not delay in seeking medical care. The sooner medical teams can begin treating the symptoms, the higher the chance of avoiding symptoms.
Sources: CDC; MoPH Qatar
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