Long COVID: Most symptoms resolve within a year after mild infection, study finds – GLOBAL

January 15, 2023

Most health issues arising from long COVID would remain for several months and be resolved within a year of diagnosis if the infection was mild, a recent study has found.

The study, published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), analyzed electronic health records from the comprehensive database of Maccabi Healthcare Services, the second-largest health maintenance organization in Israel.

The study involved the complete data of 299,855 eligible individuals, who tested positive for COVID-19 between March 1, 2020, and Oct. 1, 2021, and had not been hospitalized within a month of their diagnosis.

“Although the long COVID phenomenon has been feared and discussed since the beginning of the pandemic, we observed that most health outcomes arising after a mild disease course remained for several months and returned to normal within the first year,” the study concluded.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/9412081/long-covid-symptoms-mild-infection-study/

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