Could delta coronavirus make children more sick?

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The Delta coronavirus can be as contagious in children as it is in adults. This was stated by Children’s Hospitals and medical experts from the United States.

According to data from the Children’s Hospital Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, the spread of delta in the United States has also witnessed an increase  of covid in children.

According to the data collected between July 22 and 29, more than 71,000 covid cases were reported in children under the age of 18. One children was infected in every five reported cases. 

Doctors and nurses at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital said: “Over the past few weeks we’ve been very busy caring for sick children.

However, reports of the severity of the disease in children have been mixed.

According to U.S. state wise data, the hospitalization rate for children infected with the covid is  t same as reported during the previous outbreak. It was between  0.1 to 1.9 percent (the rate was dependent on cases in the states).

Angela Green, vice president of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, said that although there has been an increase in the total number of cases, the rate of hospital admissions from covid is the same as before.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, this time around, it seems that the severity of the disease is less common in children than adult.

According to Dr. Nick Hashimt, medical director of Lee Bone Heuer Children’s Hospital in Memphis, in the past, children were usually diagnosed with covid during the treatment of another medical problem.

He said that routine tests during the treatment of any disease revealed uncomplicated disease without covid.

“But the situation has changed since the Delta, and in recent weeks we have seen covid in children and admitted them to the hospital, with respiratory symptoms and difficulty breathing,” he said.

He thinks there is something in the Delta that is different from the previous types.

But other medical experts can’t say for sure, and they say the increase in the number of cases from the delta could lead to an increase in the severity of the disease.

Dr. Christine Oliver, an expert at the Ashkenazi School of Medicine, says there is no data yet to show that the Delta type is more dangerous for children.

Earlier , in July 2021, the World Health Organization alsothis typecorona virus in issued a statement regarding the spread ofofchildren.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Delta type of coronavirus does not specifically target children.

Maria Van Kirkov, head of the World Health Organization’s technical team, told a news briefing on July 30 that the evidence so far shows that the first type of delta to appear in India spreads faster among people who are social and active.

“Let me be clear, we haven’t seen the Delta type specifically targeting children,” he said.

“There are indications that Corona types do not specifically target children, we have seen that these types target people who are very socially active,” said Maria Van Kirkov.

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