Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
Post-COVID Conditions was updated April 8, 2021.
Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks to months of illness, some do not. CDC and experts around the world are working to learn more about short- and long-term health effects associated with COVID-19, who gets them, and why. CDC uses the term post-COVID conditions to describe health issues that persist more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Experts do not know why or how often some people experience post-COVID conditions. Other infectious diseases can also cause longer-term symptoms for a variety of reasons. Some post-COVID conditions are likely to be similar to those seen in other infectious diseases, but others may be more specific to COVID-19. Some post-COVID conditions involve symptoms similar to those caused by other health problems. Scientists are actively investigating the causes of post-COVID conditions.
This web resource addresses:
- Long COVID
- Multiorgan Effects of COVID-19
- Effects of COVID-19 Treatment or Hospitalization
- COVID-19 and Vaccination
- Important Ways to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
You’ll also want to check out this corresponding website: Post-COVID Conditions: Information for Healthcare Providers. It was also updated on April 8, 2021.
The US COVID-19 Cases Caused by Variants was updated for the last time on April 10, 2021. Please note:
CDC COVID Data Tracker … Variant Proportions will show current data for the prevalence of variants as of Tuesday, April 13, 2021.