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Japan survey: 70% of minors hospitalized due to COVID-19 have no underlying diseases and healthy people are also at risk of severe illness.
According to the Japan Jiji News Agency’s news on October 9, the Japanese Society of Intensive Medicine said on the same day that the number of infections with the Omicron strain has surged recently, and the proportion of severely ill minors has also continued to increase. Even healthy people are at risk of severe COVID-19.
(Source:Nippon Jiji News Agency)
The Japanese Society of Intensive Medicine recently analyzed the data of 220 minor patients hospitalized with the COVID-19 since March this year, including 4 newborns (under 28 days), 22 infants (28 days to 1 year old), and 69 children who did not go to school. , 50 primary school students and 5 middle school students.
Seventy percent of the minors have no underlying diseases. After suffering from the COVID-19, their notable symptoms are cough, fever, cramps, acute encephalitis, etc.
The society believes that in this round of Omicron epidemic, even healthy children, once infected with the COVID-19 virus, a certain proportion of patients will become severe.
In addition, data from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Japan shows that a total of 29 people under the age of 20 who contracted the COVID-19 died from January to August this year, of which 15 had no underlying diseases. Most of the symptoms at the time of being sent to the hospital were fever and disturbance of consciousness.
Kurosawa, a doctor at Hyogo Children’s Hospital, who collected data for the Japan Society of Intensive Medicine, said, “The number of people infected with the Ormicron strain has been increasing, and the proportion of children with severe illness has also increased accordingly. Even healthy people may become severely ill. Hope The society continues to implement epidemic prevention measures such as wearing masks.”
(source:internet, reference only)