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COVID-19 ‘long haulers’ links and resources

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Where to start for more information on lingering coronavirus symptoms

Little is known about how long it takes people with milder, outpatient COVID-19 symptoms to return to their usual state of health, according to the CDC.

In a recent multi-state phone survey, 35% of patients who fit that description reported they had not returned to previous health 2-3 weeks after testing positive.

The CDC cautions that COVID-19 can result in prolonged illness, even among young adults with no underlying chronic medical conditions.

Below are some additional articles and resources on so-called COVID “long haulers.”

CDC: Telephone study report

Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 (coronavirus): Long-term effects

Washington Post: Covid ‘long haulers’ have nowhere else to turn – so they’re finding each other online

The Atlantic: COVID-19 Can Last for Several Months

Facebook: COVID-19 Long-Haulers Discussion Group

National Geographic: Lingering ‘long-hauler’ symptoms seen in one out of four pregnant people with COVID-19

Advisory Board: Why do ‘mild’ Covid-19 cases sometimes linger for months? Here’s what experts say.

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