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COVID-19 recovery can take a few weeks even for young adults

Recovering from even mild coronavirus infections can take at least two to three weeksBy LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical WriterJuly 24, 2020, 8:15 PM2 min read Recovering from even mild coronavirus infections can take at least two to three weeks, according to U.S. research published Friday. Lingering symptoms can even affect otherwise healthy young adults. Among…

COVID-19 recovery can take a few weeks even for young adults

Recovering from even moderate coronavirus infections can take at least 2 to 3 weeks

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LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Author

July 24, 2020, 8: 15 PM

2 minutes read

Recuperating from even mild coronavirus infections can take at least 2 to three weeks, according to U.S. research study published Friday.

Sticking around symptoms can even impact otherwise health y young adults. Amongst those aged 18 to 34 without any chronic disease, 1 in 5 were still experiencing COVID-19 signs after 2 to 3 weeks, the research study discovered.

Cough, fatigue and body pains were among the most typical persistent signs.

Most previous research on long-lasting COVID-19 signs has concentrated on sicker hospitalized grownups. Just 7%of patients in the brand-new research study needed healthcare facility treatment.

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The research study was led by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They did phone studies of 274 patients in several states who checked positive for the virus in between the end of March and June 4. Clients were queried 2 to 3 weeks after those tests.

About one-third of middle-aged adults had actually not fully recuperated, and for those 50 and older, the rate was nearly half.

Clients with chronic health problem, especially obesity, were more likely to have lingering signs.

The results are rather unexpected, since with influenza and lots of other viral infections, the majority of clients recuperate completely within two weeks, stated Dr. Wesley Self of Vanderbilt University. He leads a network of 14 medical centers that collaborated with the CDC on the research study.

Some of the current U.S. spikes in infections are believed to be driven by young people collecting in bars and other places. Self said the study results ought to highlight that they “need to take social distancing really seriously.”

Although COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Blacks and Hispanics, they were not more most likely than others in this research study to face long healings.

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Follow AP Medical Author Lindsey Tanner at @LindseyTanner.

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The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives assistance from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely accountable for all content.

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