People who test positive for COVID-19 report cognitive issues eight months later

People who test positive for COVID-19 report cognitive issues eight months later
People who test positive for COVID-19 report cognitive issues eight months later
COVID-19 survivors are three times as likely to report memory issues eight months later compared to those who test negative as researchers say virus is not a 'mild disease' A new study found 11% of people who had mild cases of COVID still experienced memory problems eight months later Comparatively,  only around 4% of people who tested negative are reporting similar memory issues Researchers are worried about findings, say virus might not be a mild condition and could affect people long-term Past research has found that around 80% of people with serious COVID cases develop cognitive issues 

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People who contract COVID-19 and are not hospitalized, are reporting cognitive issues eight months after infection, a new study finds.

Researchers from Oslo University in Norway found 11 percent of people who had mild COVID-19 cases experienced memory problems eight months later.

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That's three times higher than people who tested negative for the virus. 

The team said the findings are worrying, even saying medical experts should 'reconsider the notion that COVID-19 can be a mild disease'.

The data add to the growing evidence that the virus could effect people long-term.  

Around 11 percent of people who suffered mild cases of COVID were still reporting memory issues eight months later

Around 11 percent of people who suffered mild cases of COVID were still reporting memory issues eight months later

For the study, published in JAMA Network Open on Thursday, researchers contacted to every person in Norway who tested for the virus from February 1 to April 15.

At the time, only symptomatic people were tested.

A random sample of the Norwegian population was selected and contacted for the study as well to make up a control group.

In total, 13,001 people were included in the study, and those who were hospitalized with the virus

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