He SARS-CoV-2 made its appearance almost a year ago, taking the world by surprise and forcing countries to implement measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, such as confinement, safe distance, the use of face masks and hand washing.
Although the virus that causes disease Covid-19 is relatively new, scientists around the world are working around the clock to better understand the virus and disease, as well as to develop vaccines and drugs. However, there are certain aspects of the disease that are still under study, this is the case of Recovery time.
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How long is the recovery period?
It is important to note that the Recovery will depend on various factors such as the age, the state of Health and how severe or mild the symptoms of Covid-19.
In an article published by the portal Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Dra. Lisa Maragakis notes that those people who report mild cases of Covid-19 usually recover in one or two weeks, but in severe cases, the recovery time can last up to six weeks or more and also patients can register damage to the heart, kidneys, lungs and brain.
Dr. Maragakis also indicates that about 1% of infected people will die from Covid-19.
On the other hand, the portal WebMD indicates that the information related to the recovery time is very limited, but that according to the information available to date, it is estimated that the average recovery time it is between two weeks in mild cases and up to six weeks in severe cases. However, recent information indicates that recovery time is different for each person and depends on factors such as age and health.
In addition, the university portal UC Davis indicates that Covid-19 symptoms they usually disappear two to three weeks after contracting the virus. Although he emphasizes that new coronavirus It is relatively new and there are many aspects that are still unknown.
In summary, most patients recover between two and six weeks, although the recovery time will depend on other factors and the severity of the case. Also remember that even if you recover from the illness, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed the existence of Post-COVID syndrome, which affects patients even after they have recovered.
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A few days ago, the United Nations warned about the risks of Post-COVID syndrome.
During a press conference organized by the WHO, epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove said that experts are learning more about the syndrome caused by SARS-CoV-2 and confirmed that this condition affects different organs.
The expert also pointed out that “it is not just a respiratory disease of two weeks, seems to persist for months. We are working with many groups of patients and with many different researchers to really understand better what is happening. We have met with these patient groups and they have told us that what they need is the recognition that this is real. “