Study says post 8 months after mild COVID-19 symptoms, 1 in 10 people suffer with long-term effects
New Delhi | Jagran Health Desk: COVID-19 cases are on a spike in the country and amidst that a new study has come up which talks about the after-effects of the virus. As per the research published in the journal JAMA, eight months after developing COVID-19, 1 out of 10 people experience severe to mild symptoms which can affect their life. Some of the most common ones include loss of taste and smell.
Some experts at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have been working on the study from 2020 to examine the immunity of people after COVID-19.
Charlotte Thali, the lead researcher said, "We investigated the presence of long-term symptoms after mild COVID-19 in a relatively young and healthy group of working individuals, and we found that the predominant long-term symptoms are loss of smell and taste." She further added, "Fatigue and respiratory problems are also more common among participants who have had COVID-19 but do not occur to the same extent."
The first phase of the study's process included collecting blood samples.