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Nova Southeastern University The Only Institution To Receive $4 Million From CDC For 'COVID Long Haulers' Study

Sunday 8 November 2020

 

From Nova Southeastern University's Newsroom:

 

Nancy Klimas, M.D.
Nancy Klimas, M.D.
 

NSU Only Institution to Receive $4 Million From CDC for ‘COVID Long Haulers’ Study

– Many COVID-19 Patients Suffering Long-Lasting Effects After Recovery –

NSU Only Institution to Receive This Grant to Begin New Study

By Joe Donzelli, APR | Office of Media Relations
Nova Southeastern University
Posted on October 28, 2020
© 2020 Newsroom. All rights reserved.

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, health care providers are finding more and more patients are experiencing lingering symptoms after recovering from the virus. These symptoms can vary from being bone-tired, utterly exhausted, or drained of energy, but in most cases they continue to negatively impact the patient’s overall well-being and ability to return to normal activities. While the medical community is still working hard to address the virus itself and racing toward a vaccine, there is very little known or being done to address these residual health issues being experienced by those now called “COVID long haulers.”

But all of that is about to change, thanks to research scientists at Nova Southeastern University (NSU.)

“With our long-standing research into ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, we’ve been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to begin researching these symptoms in COVID-19 patients,” said Nancy Klimas, M.D. “Because the symptoms are so similar – joint and muscle pain, severe fatigue and memory and cognitive issues – to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, NSU is uniquely positioned to study this emerging development in the pandemic.”

 

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