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Shortness of Breath, Fatigue Listed among Commonest Post COVID-19 Symptoms

Dr. Janet Diaz, the Head of Clinical Care at WHO says those that recover but remain with symptoms have suffered from a condition known as Post COVID or long COVID and that they should seek care for it. Explaining that they don’t know yet why patients develop these symptoms, the doctor says patients should see a multidisciplinary team of medical workers because the symptoms tend to defer.
06 Aug 2021 15:37

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Patients who recover from COVID-19 have reported more than 200 symptoms that stay on long after recovery from the viral respiratory disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said listing three to be the most prevalent among the majority of the cases.

Dr Janet Diaz, the Head of Clinical Care at WHO says those that recover but remain with symptoms have suffered from a condition known as Post-COVID or long COVID and that they should seek care for it.

Explaining that they don’t know yet why patients develop these symptoms, the doctor says patients should see a multidisciplinary team of medical workers because the symptoms tend to defer.

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 She lists shortness of breath, cognitive dysfunction also called brain fog, as well as fatigue as the most prevalent symptoms of the disease. 

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The condition, Diaz says can last up to nine months after recovery. 

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Meanwhile, here in Uganda, a clinic has been set up at Mulago Specialised National Referral Hospital to specifically handle such cases.  

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