Coronavirus in children: these are typical symptoms

Children have not yet been considered a risk group for the corona virus and yet they are not immune to the disease. You can read here which symptoms can indicate Corona and how you can protect yourself and your offspring from infection.

This is how the corona virus manifests itself in children

So far, there is not much data on the course of the corona virus disease in children. However , the Robert Koch Institute  states that the symptoms of COVID-19 are significantly less pronounced in children than in adults. A study from China also supports this statement.

  • Chinese researchers from Guangzhou Medical University observed ten infected children aged between two months and 15 years.
  • The children’s symptoms were significantly milder than those of adults.
  • The children suffering from the corona virus mainly had a fever – but this was below 39 degrees Celsius.
  • In the study, pneumonia caused by COVID-19 could not be detected in any of the infected children.
  • It was also striking that only 1.3 percent of the 745 children in the sample were actually infected.
  • One of the children examined showed no symptoms at all despite Corona.
  • Because the effects of the disease can vary in severity, this means even a seemingly healthy child can have COVID-19. Cough , runny nose and fever can indicate the corona virus or just be signs of flu .
  • If your child is affected by these symptoms and has also had contact with an infected person, you can contact the health department in your region or the medical on-call service at 116117 .

This is how you avoid getting infected with COVID-19

What is forbidden and what is allowed? The federal government has taken measures to curb the spread of the virus. This also applies to parents and their children.

  • Even if the spring sun is enticing – stay at home with your family if possible! A walk with the people living in the household is allowed.
  • Gatherings of people are currently prohibited. This also means that playgrounds are closed, toddler groups and baby courses are not taking place and private meetings with other children should be cancelled!
  • Even if your child would like to play with other children, the mild symptoms pose a risk of undetected infection and thus a risk of the disease spreading further through meeting other people.
  • Grandparents should not be visited at the moment either – older people are part of the risk group for the virus.
  • Hygiene for you and your child protects against infection. Washing your hands regularly with soap and sneezing or coughing into the crook of your arm can protect you from infection.

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