New COVID Strain And Its Impact On Children
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The second wave of coronavirus is causing a surge in cases. Most particularly, the B.1.1.7 and India's B.1..617 variant are said to be quite scary for the kids too- who have been largely spared during the pandemic. Kids, have a lower risk of exposure. The risk of comorbidities is also on the lower side. But what, and how exactly is the second wave fueling a rise in symptomatic infections in kids.

As the virus undergoes changes to its genetic code, so does its capability to surpass antibodies and immune defences. The distinction in spike proteins, which the virus uses to attach itself to the body and multiply could also become more aggressive and thus, cause more infections. Kids are right now also prone to the dangers of COVID-19 since the virus has gotten stronger and 'smarter' in its attack.

A lot of studies have hinted at the fact that kids the lack proper symptoms can act as silent carriers of the infection. Even right now, during the surge in cases, many believe that kids can very much act as super spreaders of the infection, and may even pass on the infection onto adults.

According to experts, most kids who develop COVID may only get mild, minor symptoms of the disease. A mild fever, gastrointestinal infection, body ache, muscle pain, runny eyes. However , they may be on the rarer side. The symptoms can also differ amongst babies and infants. Skin rashes, swellings and other unusual changes should be checked out at once.

Early diagnosis is the key to fighting the infection promptly. If you do suspect your child to display symptoms similar to coronavirus, isolate immediately and get tested. Most kids suffer from mild bouts of coronavirus and usually recover quickly, at home. Parents to try double masking, maintain some distance from the infected child.

Multisystem-Inflammatory Syndrome is a rare complication of COVID that could strike kids after they have recovered from the virus. Right now, the risk of developing MIS-C falls on the lower side. However, it's important that the signs and symptoms are diagnosed in time. The most common signs and symptoms include breathlessness, confusion, body pain, excruciating fatigue.

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