Abstract

COVID-19, the human primarily respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, commonly involves the nervous system, the effects of which may persist for many months. Post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 include relapsing and remitting neurological and neuropsychiatric symptoms that can affect children and adults, including those who had mild acute illness. Since longer-term adverse effects on the central and peripheral nervous system of COVID-19 cannot be excluded, patient and societal health trends should be monitored going forward. Urgent present needs include not only global immunization against SARS-CoV-2 but also the reestablishment of lapsed mass vaccination programs to prevent resurgence of other viral diseases (e.g., measles, polio) that can impact the nervous system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-172
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Risk Analysis
Volume2021
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • PASC: post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (Long Covid)
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • vaccines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Health Informatics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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