The World Health Organization said, today, Tuesday, that new research indicates that at least 17 million people in the European Union may have experienced prolonged symptoms of Covid-19 disease during the first two years of the Corona virus pandemic, with women more likely to develop this condition than men. .
The research for WHO/Europe was not clear on whether symptoms that persist, recur or first appear at least one month after infection with MERS-CoV were more common in vaccinated or unvaccinated people. At least 17 million people met the criteria of the World Health Organization COVID-19 is long– With symptoms lasting at least three months in 2020 and 2021, according to the report.
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The report noted that modeling also indicates that women are twice as likely than men to experience prolonged COVID-19, and that the risk is significantly increased among severe infections requiring hospitalization. According to the report, one in three women and one in five men are likely to be infected with the protracted COVID-19.
“Knowing how many people are affected and for how long is important for health systems and government agencies to develop rehabilitation and support services,” said Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which conducted the research for WHO.
The research, which is estimates rather than actual numbers of people infected, is tracking with some other recent studies on the constellation of long-term symptoms after infection with the coronavirus.
An American study of veterans published in temper nature medicine In May, new evidence was presented that Long-term COVID-19 can occur even after the infection has spread among vaccinated peopleOlder adults are at greater risk for long-term effects. The study showed that about a third of those who became infected showed prolonged signs of COVID.
A separate report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that for up to a year after initial infection with the coronavirus, 1 in 4 adults 65 years of age or older had at least one potential health problem from COVID-19, compared to 1 in Every 5 adults are younger.
Most people with COVID-19 recover fully. But a World Health Organization report in Europe on Tuesday estimated that 10% to 20% show medium and long-term symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath and cognitive impairment.
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