Infectious diseases are responsible for millions of deaths worldwide. When COVID-19 containment measures were established, the transmission of these deadly pathogens was reduced, leading to a significant reduction in life-threatening invasive diseases in many countries worldwide.
After severe or even mild COVID-19 illness, some people continue to suffer from symptoms for weeks and months after their initial recovery. These people may be considered “long haulers” with post-COVID-19 syndrome.
As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to increase, it’s important to know how to reduce your risk of becoming ill this holiday season. Holiday gatherings can be a great way to reconnect with friends and family, but this year you should consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 is not just any respiratory virus. Researchers have quickly discovered that it is capable of directly affecting multiple organ systems, and that it can also cause a host of related complications. Among those complications are endothelial dysfunction, sepsis, and acute kidney injury.