Researchers at the University of Stellenbosch say they have found high levels of inflammatory micro particles in blood of individuals suffering from long-Covid.

Lead-researcher at the University’s Department of Physiological Science, professor Resia Pretorius say the micro-particles may be behind the persisting long-lasting symptoms of Covid-19, seen in patients recovering from the viral infection.

Pretorius spoke to eNCA this week and said the particles seem to inhibit the natural breakdown of blood-clots in the body.

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The World Health Organization has urged patients, who have recovered from Covid-19, but experience long-lasting symptoms to engage with their medical-care providers to get specialized medical treatment.

According to the Head of Clinical Care, at the WHO, Dr. Janet Diaz, the condition is known as post-Covid-19 condition, or long-Covid.

Diaz says long-Covid manifests in many ways, with many patients experiencing shortness of breath, brain-fog and fatigue after their recovery.

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