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Coronavirus warning from Italy: Effects of COVID-19 could be worse than first thought

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Italian doctors are warning that COVID-19 is not just a respiratory disease but a killer affecting the whole body.

The long-term effects of COVID-19, even on people who suffered a mild infection, could be far worse than was originally anticipated, according to researchers and doctors in northern Italy.

Psychosis, insomnia, kidney disease, spinal infections, strokes, chronic tiredness and mobility issues are being identified in former coronavirus patients in Lombardy, the worst-affected region in the country.

The doctors warn that some victims may never recover from the illness and that all age groups are vulnerable.

Infection rates have lessened but Italy is seeing the long-term effects COVID-19 has on survivors
Infection rates have lessened but Italy is seeing the long-term effects COVID-19 has on survivors

The virus is a systemic infection that affects all the organs of the body, not, as was previously thought, just a respiratory disease, they say.

Some people may find that their ability to properly work, to concentrate, and even to take part in physical activities will be severely impaired.

The physicians warn that people who do not consider themselves in a vulnerable group and aren’t concerned at contracting the disease could be putting themselves in danger of life-changing illnesses if they ignore the rules to keep safe.

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Source: Sky News

Original publication 13 July, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 6th August 2020

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