WHO answers: Does COVID-19 affect children?
It is a new virus and we do not have sufficient data but about the way it impacts children or pregnant women. We all know it’s possible for people of any age to be infected with the COVID-19, however up to now there have been comparatively few cases of COVID-19 reported amongst children. The virus is deadly in uncommon circumstances, up to now primarily amongst older folks with pre-existing medical conditions.
What Should I do if my Child has Symptoms of COVID-19?
Seek medical attention, however do not forget that it’s flu season in the World, and symptoms of COVID-19 resembling cough or fever might be much like these of the flu, or the frequent cold – that are much more frequent.
Continue to follow good hand and respiratory hygiene practices like regular handwashing, and keep your child up to date with vaccinations – in order that your child is protected against other viruses and micro organism causing ailments.
As with different respiratory infections just like the flu, seek care early if you or your child are having symptoms, and try to avoid going to public locations (office, faculties, public transport), to prevent spread to others.
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