National Alert in UK as Mysterious Inflammatory Illness Attacking Children May Be Linked To Coronavirus
4WHO investigating the link between COVID19 and mystery inflammation
While toxic shock syndrome is a fatal condition where bacteria introduces toxins into the body, Kawasaki Disease is a childhood condition that inflames the walls of blood vessels and also causes severe heart damage. After the new developments, the World Health Organization is also investigating if there is a possible link between the mystery inflammatory condition and the virus. As reported by the Guardian, the symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, skin rash and several markers of severe inflammation in the blood.
5Parents reporting that doctors are denying their children COVID19 tests
While the Guardian reported a dozen cases, several parents revealed more details to the daily mail. Parents like Gemma Brown from Worcestershire described how Bertie her two years old was hospitalized last month with temperatures of 104 f and a blotchy rash that began turning black. She said she was sure he had the virus but doctors denied him tests and diagnosed him with Kawasaki disease.
6Children are getting severely sick and hospitalized in the ITU
Similarly Melanie Cook from Gypsyville, Hull revealed how her one-year-old son George was infected with COVID 19 after developing the same mysterious symptoms. She was certain that his red eyes, violent vomiting and fatigue was linked to COVID 19 but doctors diagnosed him with conjunctivitis instead. He was denied a test for the virus.
7Lewis Greg was diagnosed with COVID19 after being put on a ventilator
Lewis Greg 13 from Aberdeen was finally diagnosed with the virus only after he became so seriously ill that he needed to be put into a ventilator. The teen first developed the mystery symptoms including red eyes and blotchy rashes. He did not have a cough. The boy is now recuperating at the Royal Children Hospital in Glasgow.