Na alarma ang mga health experts sa biglaang pagtaas ng kaso ng mga kabataang nagkakasakit ng tulad sa kawasaki disease, nasa 12 na kabataan ang kinakailangang i- ICU( Intensive Care Unit) at isa ang nangangailangan ng life support.
Ayon sa Health Chiefs hindi daw sila aware sa kaso ng mga namatay na british children na may serious inflammatory syndrome na ma i-linked sa cor0navirus sa kabila ng pag amin ni Matt Hancock na maraming kabataan ang misteryosong namatay na walang underlying condition.
Ayon pa sa ulat ng Daily Mail:
Doctors were yesterday issued an alert about a sharp rise in the number of infants being admitted to intensive care across the UK with the Kawasaki-like disease.
Officials have refused to say how many British children have been affected by the illness but up to 20 have fallen critically unwell, according to reports. One child needed to be put on a form of life support after their heart and lungs began to fail. The majority of the patients are thought to be under the age of five.
The illness appears to be similar to Kawasaki disease – which causes blood vessels to become inflamed, and toxic shock syndrome – an overreaction by the immune system which causes the body to attack its own organs.
The Health Secretary was quizzed on LBC about the inflammatory syndrome and admitted he was ‘very worried’ by the mysterious complication. He was also asked about how many children had died from coronavirus.
He originally said all the deceased youngsters had ‘significant underlying health conditions’ but then backtracked immediately after host Nick Ferrari questioned him about the new inflammatory illness that had prompted the national alert. Mr Hancock then admitted ‘some’ children with no health woes had succumbed to COVID-19.
The Department of Health today insisted that Mr Hancock was not referring to children who have died from the inflammatory syndrome potentially linked to the disease – and was discussing COVID-19 deaths in general.
Mr Hancock revealed some of the children who needed intensive care from the inflammatory syndrome tested negative for the coronavirus, further complicating the diagnosis. And he told LBC they were looking into the situation with ‘great urgency’.
Officials have yet to offer any clarity on exactly what the symptoms are, despite pleas from paediatricians to paint a clearer picture so they can look out for them. Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome, combined, cause harmful internal swelling, fever and breathing problems – all hallmark signs of COVID-19.
Mr Hancock said: ‘We have lost some children, in all of the instances I know of they had quite significant underlying health conditions.’
When Mr Ferrari probed Mr Hancock about the new inflammatory illness, the Health Secretary backtracked, saying: ‘I just want to correct myself, there are some children who have died who didn’t have underlying health conditions that I know of.
‘It’s a new disease that we think may be caused by coronavirus. We’re not 100 per cent sure because some of the people who got it hadn’t tested positive, so we’re doing a lot of research now but it is something that we’re worried about. It is rare, although it is very significant for those children who do get it, the number of cases is small.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL