Better to prevent children from getting Covid-19 - medic

  • 2021-03-30
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Although children infected with Covid-19 usually suffer mild to moderate symptoms, it is better to avoid such a scenario, as there are often after effects, said pediatrician Dana Isarova, acting head of the Infection Control Service at the Children's Clinical University Hospital.

Isarova said that in more severe cases, children may need to be hospitalized after becoming ill with Covid-19, and even if they do not have to "sleep in hospital", they may need to be monitored and recovery after the illness may take quite long.

Medical observations show that every second child infected with Covid-19 complains of some sort of health problems, such as fatigue, regular headaches and other health problems.

Isarova acknowledged that other communicable diseases, such as influenza and intestinal infections, have fallen sharply due to limited gathering and increased hand hygiene, but that there has been a recent upward trend in such viruses, which could indicate that "vigilance is being lost ".