What is it?

Post- viral fatigue is a feeling of exhaustion which lasts during weeks to months after a viral infection. Viruses may include Epstein-Barr virus, HHV-6, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), enterovirus, rubella, West Nile virus, and Ross river virus.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include difficulty concentrating, memory problems, sore throat, headache, swollen lymph nodes and unexplained muscle or joint pain.


Post-viral fatigue is hard to diagnose, and it’s often done by ruling out other conditions and a thorough medical history.


There is no specific treatment for post-viral fatigue. Treatment may include over the counter pain relievers and practicing relaxation techniques.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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Frequently asked questions
Can postviral fatigue syndrome occur after any viral infection?
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Is there a cure for postviral fatigue syndrome?
Can lifestyle changes help manage postviral fatigue syndrome?

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