Thousands of people in Slovakia struggle with so-called long Covid

They suffer from health problems for weeks.

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Thousands of people around Slovakia, mainly young and middle-aged people who are healthy, have serious problems connected with "long Covid". This term is used to describe the effects of Covid-19 that continue for weeks or months beyond the patient's initial illness.

The app CovidHelper was launched on February 22 to collect this data about the state and treatment of patients with acute and long Covid. Currently, long Covid is not a very-well researched diagnosis in Slovakia, the authors of the project said.

They studied 3,035 questionnaires filled out by patients who have overcome Covid. They offered information about their healthcare via the CovidHelper.sk app between February 22 and March 22 of this year.

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