What We Know So Far about How COVID Affects the Nervous System

What We Know So Far about How COVID Affects the Nervous System

Many of the symptoms experienced by people infected with SARS-CoV-2 involve the nervous system. Patients complain of headaches, muscle and joint pain, fatigue and “brain fog,” or loss of taste and smell-all of which can last from weeks to months after infection. In severe cases, COVID-19 can also lead to encephalitis or stroke.

By Miki