Study: Long haulers: Why some people experience long-term coronavirus symptoms

 Published Feb. 8, 2021

UC Davis Health

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms can last weeks or months for some people. These patients, given the name “long haulers”, have in theory recovered from the worst impacts of COVID-19 and have tested negative. However, they still have symptoms. There seems to be no consistent reason for this to happen.

Researchers estimate about 10% of COVID-19 patients become long haulers, according to a recent article from The Journal of the American Medical Association and a study done by British scientists. That’s in line with what UC Davis Health is seeing.

This condition can effect anyone – old and young, otherwise healthy people and those battling other conditions. It has been seen in those who were hospitalized with COVID-19 and patients with very mild symptoms.

Watch UC Davis Live on Long Haulers featuring two UC Davis experts

‘Haunting to experience’: COVID-19 ‘long-hauler’ treated at UC Davis Health shares her story (from KCRA 3 News)

What Is a COVID-Long Hauler? The People Whose COVID-19 Symptoms Won’t Go Away (from Inside Edition)

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