Investigating the chronic effects of COVID-19
Share this story

To better predict and mitigate complications and to prepare for the needs of recovering patients, University of Guelph researchers and Canadian collaborators are tracking the ongoing health of people who have had the virus.

The researchers are conducting an international survey to identify clinical characteristics of post-virus complications. They are comparing blood markers of infection, inflammation and oxidative stress to find biological markers that distinguish healthy and residually ill patients. The team is also gathering follow-up health data from participants to examine changes over time and to compare diverse patient conditions.

The goal of the longitudinal observational study is to identify factors that trigger chronic symptoms and to discover potential treatments.

For more information, visit University of Guelph.

“To the best of our knowledge, this research will be among the first to proactively investigate the post-infection health impacts of COVID-19.”
Melanie Wills
Adjunct Professor, University of Guelph and Director of the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab
More Stories
Ryerson University’s Magnet Hub
Bringing Entrepreneurship to the Arts and Social Sciences
Uncovering the roots of bullying