The Troubling Symptoms of COVID-19 can Linger for Weeks

May 15, 2020 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce

Last modified May 18, 2020

Although more than 230,000 people in the U.S. have recovered from COVID-19, many have chronic symptoms that last for weeks after their initial infection.  According to an article released by MedPage Today, these symptoms range from fatigue and muscle aches, to rashes and heart issues.  Currently, there is no data to support the long-term sequelae of COVID-19, but many survivors have been sharing on social media and turning to support groups to voice their experiences.

Dr. Joseph Conigliaro, chief of general internal medicine at Northwell Health, claims when a patient tests negative for COVID-19, or positive for antibodies, that does not necessarily mean their symptoms will stop.  It is possible for patients to continue feeling symptoms from either the presence of viral remnants or the body’s continued response.

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