Do I have Long COVID? As many as 23 million Americans want to know, as more than 200 symptoms emerge

Do I have Long COVID? As many as 23 million Americans want to know, as more than 200 symptoms emerge

May 29, 2022 by Fortune

Key Facts

  • With the U.S. in a sixth COVID wave and many Americans catching COVID yet again, millions are hungry to know just what they’re experiencing when it comes to persistent symptoms.
  • The symptoms can persist following the initial onset, or come and go over time, the organization says, adding that a diagnosis of long COVID usually wouldn't be made until three months after acute illness.
  • Centers for Disease Prevention and Control found that one in five U.S. adults with a history of COVID—of the millions whose records were examined—experienced at least one medical condition potentially attributable to Long COVID in the weeks and months following infection
  • 5 TYPES OF LONG COVID Those who have Long COVID can likely be divided into five categories, according to Dr. Alexandra Brugler Yonts, an infectious disease specialist at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., and the head of its new Pediatric Post-COVID Program.

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