COVID breakouts: What to know about symptoms, length, quarantine, and long-term effects

Current COVID-19 vaccines provide powerful protection against hospitalization, severe illness, and death.

However, it is not 100% effective against COVID-19 infection. These cases are called ‘super infection’ Fully vaccinated people will, in most cases, come down with a less severe form of the virus.

Here is what you need to know.

According to the ZOE COVID Symptom StudyThe first five symptoms of a breakout situation include:

  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • loss of sense of smell

Medical experts say it is not unusual for a person to feel breakthrough symptoms of COVID-19 for several weeks, but at the same time, the worst symptoms such as headache or cough can go away in two weeks or less, According to Roll Call.

The CDC says people who have been vaccinated and tested positive You must be quarantined or isolated for 10 days. Once those ten days are over, The person is no longer contagious Provided they are not severely ill, have been fever-free for at least 24 hours, and any remaining symptoms have improved (not including loss of smell and taste).

According to NPR, a small Israeli study found that superinfection could contribute to prolonged COVID symptoms.

The study followed 1,500 health care workers who were fully vaccinated. Of these, 39 had breakthrough infections, seven reported prolonged COVID symptoms lasting more than six weeks, The study showed.

So yes, you could be at risk of contracting the Covid virus for a long time if you get an unprecedented infection. But it is rare for a person to be fully vaccinated.

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