NCDC, Nigeria Center for Disease Control has stated that while fewer children have been sick with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can be infected with COVID-19, can get sick from COVID-19, and can spread the virus that causes COVID-19 to others.
According to them, Children, like adults, who have COVID-19 but are asymptomatic (have no symptoms) can still spread the virus to others.
They further noted that most children with COVID-19 have mild or no symptoms at all. However, some children can get severely ill from COVID-19. They might require being hospitalized, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe properly. In rare cases, they may die.
Report has it that NCDC and partners are currently investigating a rare but serious medical condition associated with COVID-19 in children, called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, MIS-C.
Reports had it that other children, irrespective of age, with the following underlying medical conditions, might also be at increased risk of severe illness compared to other children.
Such medical conditions include: asthma or chronic lung disease, diabetes, genetic, neurologic, or metabolic conditions, sickle cell disease, heart disease since birth, and weakened immune system (immunosuppression) due to certain medical conditions or being on medications that weakens the immune system).
There are other conditions we may no get to highlight for the purpose of this article, but further findings and research will review them.
The mother of the 6 year old girl who died of Covid-19 stated thus: “It presents very differently in children than it does in adults, so it’s hard to know what to look for.”
The woman, Priscilla Morse, further stated that her daughter, (Gigi), died of the virus on August 4th, 2020 in Tennessee, USA.
reports from Yahoo News quoted the parents as telling the CNN that their daughter Gigi seemed fine in the hours before she died, except for a few unusual ailments. According to them, she had a normal temperature, there was a rash on her shoulder, and she had been sick twice. They took her to a doctor.
In tears mother said, “We were told that she’s got a stomach bug,” she further stated that doctors advised them to take her home, let her eat some popsicles and get some rest.”
Though rashes and vomiting are not typically associated with COVID-19 in adults, but they are common signs of it in children, according to Mayo Clinic.
It was later discovered that children with the virus often have stomach symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, belly pain, diarrhoea, and poor appetite.
Rashes, can also be a sign of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) the platform added.
The late Gigi’s parents further added that, “Any parents who have kids who are lethargic, always throwing up, and have a rash, really need to see their doctor urgently”
Experts have sated that children and adults who have other underlying ailments are more vulnerable to Covid-19, like in the case of 6year old Gigi who was epileptic.
It's very essential that schools, firms, parents, organizations and everyone should be very careful. We all need to observe and adhere strictly to all the covid-19 protocols, and if any of the a able symptoms are observed, please, it is advised we visit the hospital for proper examination and treatment.
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