Translation:The patient lost her speech a few days ago.
August 23, 2013
Actually, here it means "when" it started and doen't talk about continuity.
"Há" can assume both meanings, but in different sentence constructions, as Paulenrique and Davu discussed here.
Continuity vs Single action
- Ela não fala há 10 anos = She hasn't spoken for ten years
- Ela chegou há 10 anos = She arrived ten years ago