1 in 8 SARS-CoV-2 patients develop long COVID symptoms: Lancet study

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London, Aug 5 (PTI) One in eight adults who are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus experience long term symptoms due to COVID-19, according to a large Dutch study published on Friday in The Lancet journal.

The study provides one of the first comparisons of long-term symptoms after SARS-CoV-2 infection, called 'long COVID', with symptoms in an uninfected population, as well as those in individuals both pre- and post-COVID-19 infection.

The inclusion of uninfected populations enables a more accurate prediction of long-term COVID-19 symptom prevalence as well as improved identification of the core symptoms of long COVID.