Experts warn of a new symptom of “Corona” in children


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Saturday 29 August 2020

Books – Sayed Metwally
Although the known or most prevalent symptoms of the emerging corona virus are fever, cough, or loss of the sense of smell or taste, but it seems that a new symptom has appeared that scientists warn about.

According to the British newspaper “The Sun”, skipping meals may be a new symptom of “Corona” in children, which is presented by “Masrawy”.

Experts have warned that skipping meals may be a new warning sign of the Corona virus that should be watched for in children, stressing that the main symptoms in children may differ from those of adults, including loss of appetite.

A study also revealed that Covid-19 does not kill healthy children, and that complications from the disease in this category are rare.

Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at Kings College London, said children had about five symptoms that were inconsistent with those of adults.

Speaking to “BBC Inside Science”, Professor Spector said that the data from the application Covid Symptom “Tracker”, revealed that the first five symptoms in children under the age of 18 years who have tested positive for Covid are headache, fatigue, fever, sore throat and skipping meals the food.

The professor adds: “These symptoms differ from the first five that we see in adults, which generally include coughing, shortness of breath and loss of smell, and it’s really important to realize that – skipping meals and fatigue are important, as are headaches.”

The professor added: “We also found the rash as a very common symptom in children, as well as very young people such as infants, as this rash can come before or after any other symptoms.”

So far, the Covid Symptom Tracker app contains data from 300,000 children, this can help determine if children are the cause of the virus spread.

The professor concluded: “I think it is necessary for everyone to know these symptoms and begin to act on them to make great progress in detecting the virus and preventing its spread.”

For his part, Paul Hunter, a professor at Norwich Medical School, also stressed that symptoms differ for different age groups.

Part of the virus problem, he said, is that the classic symptoms that we all know were discovered by observing hospitalized patients.

Professor Hunter added: “I think that when you look at a larger scale, there is a set of symptoms, not everyone has a fever, and there is also talk of a rash. In nursing homes we found a few of them had the known symptoms and often the nonspecific symptoms are what are.” They complain about her, and I think the same applies to children. ”


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