Infographic: Bodily Systems Affected by Long COVID

Symptoms documented in cases of long COVID are wide ranging and variable.

Sruthi S. Balakrishnan
Sruthi S. Balakrishnan

Sruthi S. Balakrishnan is a freelance science writer based in Bangalore, India. After spending her doctoral days poking fruit flies in the eye, she realized that she preferred writing about...

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Sep 1, 2021

Infection with SARS-CoV-2 can lead to symptoms that last for weeks, months, or even years, and scientists are only just beginning to understand why. The long-term effects of COVID-19 have been reported to affect nearly every organ system. The type, severity, and duration of the symptoms vary across individuals, and researchers still know little about the mechanisms of long COVID.

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