On March 17 this year, a man was taken to hospital in Israel suffering from a dry cough and a loss of sense of smell. He developed a fever and felt tired, but after three days as an inpatient was released to quarantine. Then something strange started happening. His handwriting changed. It became smaller, crabbed and unreadable. He also struggled to speak clearly, or write texts on his phone. His right hand began to tremble. READ MORE:Here’s what we know so far about the long-term symptoms of Covid-19The silent spread of coronavirus keeps scientists grasping for cluesCoronavirus: Some Covid-19 patients taking weeks to wake up after moving off ventilatorsCoronavirus: The unusual symptoms linked to Covid-19 and what we know so farCoronavirus: Young, healthy people dying from Covid-19-related strokes Eventually, symptoms became so bad that he returned to hospital, this time to the department of neurology, dealing in disorders of the brain and nervous system. A battery of tests was performed. Then doctors gave him a devastating diagnosis: Parkinson’s. The man was just 45. It was two months since his positive test for Covid-19. This case, newly described, is not unique. Across the world, doctors have noticed that Covid is often… Read full this story
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