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Name of Media:

For some with COVID-19, symptoms can linger for weeks, even months

Author(s):

Helena Oliviero

Publisher or Source:

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

General Public

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

Yes

Description:

When Nina Dalsania Makadia felt the first symptoms of COVID-19 in March, she braced herself for a couple of miserable weeks. The Kennesaw mother of three young children expected the virus to be like a bad cold or the flu. Her headache, chills and fever would require rest and recuperation in bed, she thought. After that, she’d be better, and life would return to normal. But things haven’t returned to normal for the 38-year-old. Three months since falling ill, Makadia still can’t shake extreme exhaustion. Even going up and down the stairs in her home leaves her winded. Then there’s the leg soreness, dizziness and gastrointestinal bleeding.

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