Chinese scientists from the city of Wuhan, from where the pandemic began to spread around the world, concluded that the symptoms of the coronavirus can appear within six months after recovery. This is stated in the results of a study published in the medical journal The Lancet.
Scientists made these conclusions during the observation of patients who were discharged from the Jin Yin-Tan Hospital (Wuhan, China) between January 7, 2020 and May 29, 2020.
The study involved 1,733 people hospitalized with Covid-19.
Many were hospitalized before the disease even got its name.
About three quarters of patients reported persisting symptoms six months after they were diagnosed. Specifically, 63% of the subjects said they still suffer from fatigue or muscle weakness. 23% reported anxiety or depression, and 26% reported having trouble sleeping.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is the cause of the coronavirus infection COVID-19, and, as has been proven, is primarily a respiratory disease. Its most common symptoms are continuous cough and high fever.
Recently, a group of British scientists found that eye pain, and conjunctivitis in particular, may indicate the presence of coronavirus.