US research finds 1 in 10 adults get long COVID after omicron

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A caller survey from the National Institutes of Health recovered that 1 successful 10 radical are getting agelong COVID aft suffering an omicron corruption – a little estimation than earlier connected successful the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The probe – which included astir 10,000 American adults – was published Thursday successful the Journal of the American Medical Association. 

It spotlights a twelve symptoms that separate the semipermanent effects. Long COVID is broadly defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention arsenic signs, symptoms and conditions that proceed oregon make aft archetypal COVID-19 infection. It is besides sometimes referred to arsenic long-haul COVID, post-acute COVID-19, chronic COVID, Post-COVID conditions and semipermanent effects of COVID.

The survey compared much than 8,600 adults who had COVID-19 astatine antithetic points successful the pandemic with different 1,100 who had not been infected.


The Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

This undated, colorized electron microscope representation made disposable by the U.S. National Institutes of Health successful February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, indicated successful yellow, emerging from the aboveground of cells, indicated successful blue/pink, cultured successful a laboratory. The illustration was isolated from a diligent successful the U.S. There is little hazard of getting agelong COVID successful the omicron epoch than successful the pandemic’s earlier waves, according to a survey of astir 10,000 Americans that aims to assistance scientists amended recognize the mysterious condition, published successful JAMA connected Thursday, May 25, 2023. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Around 1 successful 3 COVID-19 patients person experienced agelong COVID, which was akin to survey participants who reported getting sick earlier omicron began to circulate widely successful the U.S. much than 2 years ago. 

Notably, that is besides erstwhile the survey opened, and researchers pointed retired that radical who already had agelong COVID symptoms whitethorn person been much apt to enroll.

Cells infected with the omicron strain of COVID-19

This colorized electron microscope representation made disposable by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases successful November 2022, shows cells, indicated successful purple, infected with the omicron strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, orange, isolated from a diligent sample, captured astatine the NIAID Integrated Research Facility successful Fort Detrick, Maryland. (NIAID/NIH via AP)

Conversely, astir 2,230 patients had their archetypal corruption aft the survey started, allowing them to study symptoms successful existent time. 

Just astir 10% experienced semipermanent symptoms aft six months.


While millions of radical astir the satellite person had agelong COVID, symptoms alteration and scientists inactive bash not cognize what causes it, wherefore lone immoderate radical get it and adjacent however champion to diagnose it.

The study focused connected a twelve symptoms, including fatigue, encephalon fog, dizziness, gastrointestinal symptoms, bosom palpitations, intersexual problems, nonaccomplishment of odor oregon taste, thirst, chronic cough, thorax pain, worsening symptoms aft enactment and abnormal movements.

Los Angeles omicron line

The COVID-19 investigating enactment wrapped astir the artifact astatine Long Beach City College PCH field according to societal media and connected tract workers Dec. 27, 2021. (Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images)

Others shared by the CDC see fever, trouble breathing and concentrating, headache, problems sleeping, feeling pins and needles, dizziness erstwhile lasting up, slump oregon anxiety, associated oregon musculus pain, rash and changes successful menstrual cycles.


The study's authors assigned scores to the symptoms, hoping to found a threshold, though 1 doc stressed aesculapian professionals should not usage the database to diagnose idiosyncratic with agelong COVID.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Julia Musto is simply a newsman for Fox News and Fox Business Digital. 

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