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