A little-known virus is massively recorded in children: doctors sound the alarm
The spread of RSV was influenced by the coronavirus pandemic.
Doctors from the US, UK, Switzerland and Japan report about the massive infection with a little-known respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) among children, which causes respiratory diseases, reports Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
According to the head of the department of children's infectious diseases of one of the hospitals in New York Rabia Yeah, cases of infection of infants and children with the new virus occurred back in April, due to which the intensive care units were immediately overcrowded.
Scientists believe that the coronavirus pandemic affected the spread of RSV, because of quarantine restrictions children have not developed immunity against this virus. The spike in the incidence occurred after the quarantine was eased.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the virus is mild in most children & # 8212; like a cold with a runny nose and cough. But in some, it can cause bronchiolitis and inflammation of the lower lungs.