British scientists talked about the consequences of coronavirus in children
Scientists from the UK noted that children rarely show long-term effects after coronavirus illness. And those affected had symptoms that went away faster than adults, according to a study published in the journal Lancet Child & Adolescent Health .
During research on the first outbreak of COVID-19, which occurred in Wuhan, it was found that children are less likely to get sick with it. And if they are still overtaken by a virus, then they carry it easier, unlike adults, and recover faster. In this case, children act as full-fledged transmitters of the disease.
Professor of King's College London Emma Duncan with a group of scientists conducted a long-term study, which examined all aspects of the manifestation of postcoid symptoms. More than 258 thousand British schoolchildren took part in it, of which about 1.8 thousand were ill with COVID-19 between September 2020 and February 2021.
According to the collected statistics, on average, the improvement in the condition of children with coronavirus began in six days. 4.4% of patients had characteristic symptoms of the virus, which persisted after recovery. Mostly young patients complained of constant fatigue, headache and loss of smell.
Recall that in May, a Rospotrebnadzor specialist listed the signs of a severe course of coronavirus in children. And in November last year, the department spoke about the frequent symptoms of COVID-19 in children, including fever, cough and stomach problems.