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Long covid can be a serious problem in Europe, warns WHO

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published Sept. 13, 2022 08:47

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The World Health Organization is calling on European countries to take seriously the care of patients who have had Covid-19 disease. It calls for investment in research and the development of postovid rehabilitation plans. According to scientists from the University of Washington, in the first two years of the pandemic, at least 17 million people in 53 countries of the WHO European Region may have experienced "long covid".

Modeling by scientists has shown that women are twice as likely to experience postovid complications. The risk increases dramatically in people who have had a hard time Covid-19 and have been hospitalized.

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