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.
Read more on the study here.
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New research by SU indicates that an overload of various inflammatory molecules, “trapped" inside insoluble microscopic blood clots (micro clots), might be the cause of some of the lingering symptoms experienced by individuals with Long COVID.https://t.co/iDmHRjDUsC pic.twitter.com/seY3iBfgBm
— Stellenbosch University (@StellenboschUni) October 4, 2021
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.
Get more information here.
- Mobile Covid-19 vaccination sites to each reach 300 people per day.
- Progress in Covid-19 vaccination drive as 7.7% of SA adults now fully vaccinated.
- Health Department aims to vaccinate 300-thousand people per day.
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) August 3, 2021
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) August 3, 2021