Study: Coronavirus Symptoms Can Last Longer Than Expected
Coronavirus particle, illustration. Different strains of coronavirus are responsible for diseases such as the common cold, gastroenteritis and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). A new coronavirus (2019-CoV) emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The virus causes a mild respiratory illness that can develop into pneumonia and be fatal in some cases. The coronaviruses take their name from their crown (corona) of surface proteins, which are used to attach and penetrate their host cells. Once inside the cells, the particles use the cells' machinery to make more copies of the virus.

New research suggests that the symptoms of COVID-19 can last much longer than initially thought.

A study published by the British Medical Journal found that many patients continued to battle symptoms for months after their diagnosis.

The most common symptoms to persist include aches and pains and a loss of smell – suggesting that COVID can do long-term vascular damage even after the patient recovers.

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