This virus originated in China towards the end of December 2019 has spread rapidly all over the world and hence labelled as the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This virus belongs to the Corona group, which commonly causes minor upper respiratory tract infections in both children and adults. There is hue and cry for this virus specifically because of :
Pediatric cases/ kids are involved all over the world, though we can say involvement of them is less, that can also be related to various factors : as kids went of very less of their homes in this pandemic, parents usually restricted them to home, lot of vaccination given to them in developing and developed countries. May be some innate immunity can also be reason.
In children COVID 19 disease symptoms is more of less like a viral illness, vary from cough cold fever , not able to eat, irritability, rashes, high grade fever with fits etc. In severe cases in which infection is more symptoms range from difficulty in breathing to respiratory failure and finally multiorgan failure leading to death. Most of kids recover well, still we have to be very vigilant in kids less than 10 years of age because of their weak immune system.
The following steps will help an individual in preventing spread or minimizing contact with SARS CoV-2:
Follow the dictum ::::: Stay safe , stay healthy.