These symptoms include "abdominal pain, difficulties and pain when breathing, muscle pain, loss of taste or smell, tingling, throat discomfort, hot or cold flashes, heaviness in the arms or legs, as well as general fatigue," the study lists.

“In 12.7% of patients, three to five months after infection, these symptoms can be attributed to Covid-19”, conclude the study authors.

The work, carried out in the Netherlands, is, due to its scale and methodology, an important piece of research to better understand the risk of “long Covid”, that is, the persistence of lasting symptoms after infection by the coronavirus.