Articles about COVID-19 Long-Haulers, Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome, and the risk of developing ME/CFS:
And Now, Post-Covid Syndrome
(David Tuller, DrPH, UC Berkeley)
"In our most recent sit-down, we asked about the emerging reports of people continuing to experience poor health after an acute episode of Covid-19, a phenomenon that’s being referred to as “post-Covid syndrome.” What lingering symptoms are patients commonly experiencing? Is this normal after a viral illness? What causes it?"
Cerebral Micro-Structural Changes in COVID-19 Patients – An MRI-based 3-month Follow-up Study
(EClinicalMedicine, The Lancet)
Increasing evidence supported the possible neuro-invasion potential of SARS-CoV-2. However, no studies were conducted to explore the existence of the micro-structural changes in the central nervous system after infection. We aimed to identify the existence of potential brain micro-structural changes related to SARS-CoV-2.
55% of coronavirus patients still have neurological problems three months later: study
Mounting evidence suggests COVID-19 could cause brain damage in adults and kids.
How COVID-19 might increase risk of memory loss and cognitive decline
It is now clear that many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell, to delirium, to an increased risk of stroke. There are also longer-lasting consequences for the brain, including myalgic encephalomyelitis /chronic fatigue syndrome and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Coronavirus and ME - Simplified facts
Many people with ME/CFS and other vulnerable communities in Australia continue to be concerned about the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19. Emerge Australia recognises that people with ME/CFS and other chronic illnesses are at higher risk of infection and have a valid reason for caution and concern. We will continue to update this easy-read, comprehensive resource with the latest information and advice to assist the community.
In the News: OMF Funded Study on COVID-19
(Open Medicine Foundation)
The world is now intensely focused on COVID-19 & the consequential risk of ME / CFS. OMF remains committed to using this pandemic as a window of opportunity to gain better understanding of ME / CFS so we may find treatments & a cure for millions suffering from this disease, and the many more who may develop it in the aftermath of COVID-19.
The Neurological Symptoms of COVID-19: Practitioner Views
Research has revealed that the SARS-CoV-2 viral infection may have neurological manifestations, with critical implications for clinical practice.
I was infected with coronavirus in March, six months on I’m still unwell
Charlie Russell, 27, is one of an estimated 600,000 people with post-Covid illness, a condition that may give an insight into ME