Long COVID sufferers speak out as Australian researchers identify illness’ immune profile

Long COVID sufferers speak out as Australian researchers identify illness’ immune profile

Symptoms of long COVID have been found to last eight months at least following infection after a new study identified its immune profile to help tailor treatment. Samples taken from unvaccinated people during Australia’s first COVID-19 outbreak show a sustained inflammatory response suggesting that long COVID is “very different to other infections”, according to the research. Watch the video above to hear about Australian researchers’ discovery on long COVID The team from UNSW Sydney’s Kirby Institute analysed data alongside - and collected by - St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. The first study to describe the impact of long COVID on the immune system through laboratory analysis could lead to specific treatment for those with ongoing symptoms, the research found. About 30 per cent of unvaccinated people who contracted COVID-19 and were …
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