The who does not exclude communication of Kawasaki syndrome with COVID-19 children

The world health organization (who) activates a global network of pediatricians to determine when inflammatory Kawasaki syndrome with coronavirus in children, it is possible that she is, said the Director of the European who regional office for Europe Hans Kluge.

He stressed that COVID-19 – "new and young virus, there are some things about him we don't know".

"For example, children. As a General rule, children are less spread the disease. Even if they are sick, sick in the form of light. But for the past few weeks we have observed the syndrome type of Kawasaki, which affects the organs, immune system and very deadly," said the who representative in an interview Naila Asker-zade, the TV channel Russia 1.

According to Kluge earlier on who thought that Kawasaki syndrome is not associated with a coronavirus. "But now I doubt it. Now who activates a global network of pediatricians. We adapt the description of cases of the disease for close monitoring," said he.

Overall, Kluge noticed that coronavirus infection "there are three risk factors: the majority of cases are men, then age (especially people over the age of 65 years), other diseases that reduce immunity, especially cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, diabetes".

Earlier, about 30-fold increase in the incidence of Kawasaki disease in children in the period of the pandemic was reported by scientists from Italy. In addition, the mayor of new York reported that children infected or COVID 19, or already ill, manifest symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and infectious-toxic shock, including fever, rash, abdominal pain and vomiting. Detection of the inflammatory syndrome was also recorded in Europe, including the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and four children in Armenia, who before was confirmed as a coronavirus.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world is already identified more than 6.1 million cases, more than 376 thousand people died.

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