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'Long-Haul' Coronavirus Survivors Struggle With Symptoms Months After Infection

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For thousands of people, COVID-19 infection has turned into a chronic condition. The British Medical Journal estimates up to 10% of people who have tested positive for the virus could develop a prolonged illness.

Some folks suffering from COVID-19 aren’t just laid up for a few days. The disease can leave some bed- and couch-bound for months.

Some people who have contracted COVID-19 face an unusually long battle recovering. Medical professionals also worry infection could have knock-on effects in other organ systems.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Mackenzie Martin is an associate producer at KCUR. Reach out to her at mackenzie@kcur.org or on Twitter @_macmartin.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.