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Gut Bacteria Linked to Long COVID-19 Illness
A study found that those with long COVID-19 illness (symptoms lasting more than 30 days post-infection) had lower levels of immunity-enhancing gut bacteria, such as Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, Roseburia inulinivorans, and R. hominis, and higher levels of harmful gut bacteria, including Streptococcus anginosus, S. vestibularis, S. gordonii and Clostridium disporicum than those who had not been infected with SARS-CoV-2. Published in the journal Gut, the study was small with only 106 participants, but results open the door to additional research on how to address COVID-19 symptoms that linger long after the infection has cleared. Click here to read more.