What exactly does COVID-19 do to your lungs?

While lungs are the main organs affected by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in serious cases, can also cause devastating effects on different parts of the body.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The novel coronavirus infects the human body entering healthy cells
  • COVID-19 patients who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome may have a higher risk of long-term health issues
  • Here’s how the SARS-COV-2 virus attacks your body, especially the lungs, and what patients need to know about the effects of COVID-19

New Delhi: COVID-19, short for coronavirus disease 2019, is a new illness caused by a novel coronavirus now called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). There has been a lot of discussion about the symptoms of COVID-19, but not much is known about the condition after a patient has recovered from the illness. Perhaps, there’s little information available on whether COVID-19 can cause any permanent or long-term effects on the body, especially the lungs.

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