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Long COVID, also known as long-haul COVID or chronic COVID syndrome,[1] refers to the long-term symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Not everyone who has the disease will get long COVID.

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Some people feel better in a few days or weeks, and most people with long COVID will make a full recovery within 12 weeks.[2]

The chance of having long-term symptoms is not linked to how ill someone is when they first get the disease (COVID-19). It can happen to anyone.[2] In 2023 about 2.2 million people in the United Kingdom – some 3.4% of the population were thought to have Long Covid. The symptoms are similar to chronic fatigue syndrome.[3]

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Symptoms reported by people with long COVID include:[4][5][6][7][8][9]

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  3. Carter, Rachel (2023-01-02). "2022 in review: Will long Covid help us understand the unexplainable?". Pulse Today. Retrieved 2023-03-09.
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  6. Yelin D, Wirtheim E, Vetter P, Kalil AC, Bruchfeld J, Runold M, et al. (October 2020). "Long-term consequences of COVID-19: research needs". The Lancet. Infectious Diseases. 20 (10): 1115–1117. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30701-5. PMC 7462626. PMID 32888409.
  7. "Chinese study finds most patients show signs of 'long Covid' six months on". South China Morning Post. 10 January 2021. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  8. Yan, W. Their Teeth Fell Out. Was It Another Covid-19 Consequence? The New York Times (2020). https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/26/health/covid-teeth-falling-out.html
  9. Al-Aly, Ziyad; Xie, Yan; Bowe, Benjamin (22 April 2021). "High-dimensional characterization of post-acute sequalae of COVID-19". Nature. 594 (7862): 259–264. Bibcode:2021Natur.594..259A. doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03553-9. ISSN 1476-4687. PMID 33887749.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Brewer, Kirstie (28 January 2021). "Parosmia: 'Since I had Covid, food makes me want to vomit'". BBC News. Retrieved 29 January 2021.