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13 March 2020

Coronavirus and mitochondrial disease

A message from the Chair of IMP...

To our global mito community,

We know that the rapidly changing coronavirus pandemic is deeply concerning for the mito community around the world. It can be hard to keep up with continually changing guidelines of the public health authorities. But one thing we know is that COVID-19 is a threat to everyone, and affects the daily life of everybody. 

Many of our mito warriors go through more in one day, than most people can imagine in a lifetime, and each and every day their families support them with love and kindness. Coronavirus is another challenge to face, another hurdle to overcome, and by coming together we can help each other through to the other side.

As a community, together, we can face this new challenge. We will share experiences, tips, advice and perhaps most importantly, hope.

Please take care of yourself and each other. Keep well, together we are strong!

Elja van der Veer
Chair/President of IMP


Advice for people affected by mito.

A number of our members have produced guidelines regarding coronavirus. These guidelines are being regularly updated, so please check their websites and social media feeds regularly to ensure you have the latest advice. 

We recommend following your local government advice and speaking with your medical practitioner if you experience any of the symptoms of COVID-19.


Read advice from:


Muscular Dystrophy UK

Spierziekten Nederland

The Lily Foundation

United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation


Coronavirus Infographic

Infographic: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control


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