UK’s National Health Service issues alert over mysterious coronavirus-like disease, urges doctors to immediately report if they encounter cases with similar symptoms
New Delhi: Several kids in the United Kingdom have reportedly fallen ill with symptoms of swollen arteries and high fever. Doctors believe this sickness could be associated with coronavirus. There has been a steady rise in the number of cases in children during the past three weeks, as per Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS).
According to reports by the media, 10 to 20 such cases have been reported in the United Kingdom so far.
In a statement, the PICS said: “There is a growing concern of a SARS-CoV-2 related inflammatory syndrome emerging in children in the United Kingdom or that there may be another unidentified infectious pathogen associated with these cases."
The National Health Service (NHS) in United Kingdom has issued an alert urging doctors to immediately report any cases they encounter with similar symptoms.
The symptoms of the mysterious disease in children includes abdominal and gastrointestinal symptoms as well as cardiac inflammation. Also, symptoms of toxic shock syndrome and atypical Kawasaki disease have been identified.
Also, some of the infected children are showcasing symptoms of high temperature, headache, sore throat, cough, diarrhea, dizziness or fainting and confusion. These symptoms are very similar to coronavirus but most of the other symptoms show no connection with COVID-19.