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Fears after an infant was infected with a "viral load" from Corona, 51 thousand times higher than its peers


The Washington Post reported that a newborn child was found sick with a new type of corona virus, and the child not only had a new type of corona virus, but with a viral load 51,418 times higher than other young patients of his age.


The new variant was identified recently when researchers examined the genome sequence of the virus from the child, who was treated at Children's National Hospital in Washington last September and recovered.


It is not clear how common this new strain is or how dangerous it is, and the database found 8 other cases of this type in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, according to a study that has not yet been reviewed by researchers, about differences in the Corona virus in children.


The researchers said the variant has a different type of prickly protein structure that might make it more infectious.


It is not clear if this new variant would explain the huge number of viral particles detected in an infant's nose.


"It might be a complete coincidence ... but the link is very strong. If you see a patient who has significantly more viruses and it is a completely different species, it is probably associated," said Roberta DiBiase, head of the infectious diseases department at Children's National.


Many questions remain about how the coronavirus will affect children

 

According to national data, children are less likely to develop severe cases of corona, and very young children may be less likely to be infected, although the CDC still indicates that everyone can spread the disease, but researchers still do not fully understand all the implications of the Corona virus. On children and infants.


In the past five months, the number of coronavirus cases in children has increased "dramatically", according to the American Academy of Paediatrics and the American Children's Hospital Association.


Severe cases of corona in children are rare, but they do exist, and they have been associated with serious and long-term side effects, including brain damage.


And we know that some children are more vulnerable than others - the mortality rate for brown children is much higher than their lighter-skinned peers.


As of February 11, 241 children have died in the United States of America from Corona, the vast majority of them being black, Hispanic, Indian American, or Alaska Native.

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