Abstract
Long-COVID-19 Symptoms after Infection in COVID Long-Haulers
Stefania Pellino*, Margherita Luciano, Rosamaria Luciano, Erika Mancini, Rosaria Avenia, Marco De Fazio, Gennaro Volpe and Tommaso Zerella
Corresponding Author: Stefania Pellino, Azienda Sanitaria Locale (ASL) Benevento, Benevento, Italy.
Revised: July 27, 2023; Available Online: July 27, 2023
Citation: Pellino S, Luciano M, Luciano R, Mancini E, Avenia R, et al. (2023) Long-COVID-19 Symptoms after Infection in COVID Long-Haulers. J Infect Dis Res, 6(S3): 04.
Copyrights: ©2023 Pellino S, Luciano M, Luciano R, Mancini E, Avenia R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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The negative molecular swab does not mean that the body and mind are healed: even months after Sars-Cov-2 infection, patients may continue to have symptoms. The symptoms mainly present at 6-12 months in patients recovered from Covid-19 are: asthenia, breathlessness, difficulty in breathing deeply, myalgia but also psychological disorders and difficulty in concentrating such as “brain fog”. The study was conducted from June 2021 to July 2021 at Health Prevention Department in Benevento (Campania Region, South Italy). 133 patients accepted the questionnaire in the form of telephone interview. The purpose of this study is precisely to highlight how, although a year after infection, a number of patients still show post COVID symptoms. In particular 77 of 133 positive patients are resulted Long-Haulers (58%).

Keywords: COVID-19, Long-COVID, Long-haulers, Viral infection