This comes at a time when “children in many countries are preparing to return to school next month.”
A major study also revealed that “Corona virus does not kill healthy children, and severe disease is rare for them.”Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, said, “Children have about five symptoms, which do not correspond to adults’ symptoms of the disease.”
Speaking on “BBC Inside Science”, Professor Spector said, “The data from the” Covid Symptom Tracker “application revealed that the first five symptoms in children under the age of 18 years who have tested positive for” Covid-19 “are: headache, fatigue and fever Sore throat and skipping meals. ”
These symptoms differ from the first five symptoms we see in adults, which generally include “coughing, shortness of breath and loss of smell.”
Dr. Spector added, “It is really important to realize this. Skipping meals and fatigue are really important, and so is headache,” noting that there are currently no clear differences between children in primary and secondary schools.
He continued, “We have also spotted the rash as a very common feature in children, and we can see the symptom in infants just like older children.”
Spector continued, “This rash can come before any other symptoms, or it can come after other symptoms.”
He pointed out that “the current government guidelines regarding symptoms are the same for children as they are for adults, and he warned that many cases can be missed by following this methodology.”
Prof Spector said, “Symptoms are especially important as children begin to return to school.”
Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine at the Norwich Medical College, agreed that “the symptoms of” Covid-19 “differ for different age groups, explaining that part of the virus problem, is that the classic symptoms that we all know are derived from monitoring patients who have been hospitalized.” .