WHO concerns about Covid-19 long-term effects
30 de octubre de 2020, 21:59
Geneva, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization's (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concerned on Friday about Covid-19 patients, admitted to hospitals or not, may experience serious long-term effects of the disease.
WHO's leader recalled that there are many people suffering from 'persistent' complications caused by the pandemic, but warned that it is officially and safely unknown how many of those recoveries continue experiencing serious Covid-19 effects.
'The wide spectrum of symptoms that fluctuate over time, which often overlap and can affect any system in the body, is really concerning,' he said.
Ghebreyesus explained that those symptoms range from fatigue, to coughing or shortness of breath, to inflammation and injury to major organs, including the lungs and heart, and even neurological and psychological effects.
After hearing testimonies from recoveries from Covid-19 but who suffer significant aftermaths of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, Tedros asked governments to be aware that the pandemic can have serious long-term effects.
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