Coronavirus Explains the symptoms and risks in children
LI first obtained data at the national level in the united States on the COVID-19 suggest that while not often manifest severity in children, some s ill enough to require attention from the hospital.
The report of the Centers for Control and Prevention of Diseases shows that fever, cough and shortness of breath are the symptoms most common among childrenbut presented with lower frequency than in adults. The results are similar to reports from China on how it affects the novel coronavirus to the minors.
The report includes approximately 150,000 cases confirmed by laboratories in the united States in adults and children from 12 February to 2 April. Around 2,500 of them, or almost 2%, were children. Although the majority of children are not ill, three small died.
About one of every five children infected were hospitalized, about one of every three adults. There were ms cases in children ms and large teenagers, but the symptoms of serious seemed to be more frequent in infants.
The cases were slightly more common in boys than in girls. The authors warned that there were many details of cases peditricos, so the report should be considered preliminary.
In the majority of the people, the new coronavirus causes symptoms mild or moderate, such as fever and cough that go away in a few weeks.
But in some, especially older adults and people with pre-existing disease, may cause conditions ms serious, as neumona.
The confirmed cases in the united States exceed the 500.749, with ms 18,000 deaths. At the international level, there have been more than 1.7 million people infected with hiv and ms 103.536 deaths.
The authors of the report sealaron that because people without symptoms, including children, you probably are playing a role in transmission of the virus, it is recommended “the social distancing and preventive measures” for all ages.
The doctor Larry Kociolek, specialist of infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital Lurie of Chicago, said the report should reassure parents and health workers around the children are less likely to develop serious disease with the coronavirus that adults.
But it can pose a problem, coment, because there is less chance of that “patients with symptoms of moderate to be placed in quarantine and may have a similar risk of transmitting”.
The authorities need to take this into account when weighing up when to lift social distancing measures, and re-open schools, aadi Kociolek.