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Name of Media:

Many COVID-19 Patients Will Need Rehab Long After Infection Is Over

Author(s):

Healthline

Publisher or Source:

Healthline

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

General Public

Country of Origin:

United States of America (the)

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

Yes

Description:

New research has found that the novel coronavirus can affect a variety of bodily systems in addition to the lungs. As a result, survivors may have to deal with a wide range of ailments long after the virus has passed.

It can take 6 weeks or longerTrusted Source for patients in critical condition to fully recover, the World Health Organization reported.

Those who were treated in the ICU may need help gaining mobility again even after the virus has left their system.

Even those never hospitalized for COVID-19 may need to go to rehab to help their injured lungs recover.

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