- In addition to the COVID pandemic, India is plagued by a mysterious fever that has them on alert.
- India suffers from the devastation of a health crisis due to the coronavirus and now a fever that attacks children has appeared.
- So far 50 deaths have been counted.
Mysterious fever strikes India and children. Despite the health crisis that India has faced due to the lack of control of coronavirus cases that caused the collapse of the Health System, now the country remains on alert due to a mysterious fever that is killing children.
BBC News reported that for more than a week, children in the northern part of the country, in districts of Uttar Pradesh, have been attacked by a mysterious fever that doesn’t let them sleep and makes them wake up drenched in sweat, they fear that this disease could spread like the coronavirus.
Mysterious fever strikes India and children
Unfortunately, the situation is beginning to worsen because there are already reports of at least 50 people dead, mostly children, due to the mysterious fever that afflicts India, in addition to the fact that hundreds of people have had to be hospitalized in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh.
The patients with the mysterious fever of India they presented in their majority severe pains of the body, as well as headache, nausea, vomiting and dehydration; other more extreme cases suffered from skin rashes on the legs and arms, as well as high temperatures.
Is India’s Mysterious Fever Related to COVID?
Could it be that the mysterious fever that afflicts India and is killing children is related to COVID? The health authorities of that country ruled out that this is the case, since none of the 50 deaths had tested positive for coronavirus, which causes a double alert in the face of the health ‘attack’ they face.
The rural areas of India are the most affected by the mysterious fever, which would indicate that probably the climate or some natural factor typical of that lifestyle, has to do with the disease that is spreading in the northern part and above all is weakening children’s immune systems.
India fever is attacking children
Health authorities in districts such as Firozabad, Etah, Mathura, Kasganj, Agra and Mainpuri, assure that it is not COVID that causes the mysterious fever, but dengue, an infection transmitted by the aedes aegypti mosquito and that when it bites its victim it causes symptoms similar to those that the dead had, such as dengue hemorrhagic fever.
It was also reported that several of the victims of the mysterious Indian fever, including children, were taken to the hospital with a fairly low level of platelets, blood cells essential for clotting, making it very difficult for their bodies to resist the disease. .
Children are dying fast from fever
A health official from the district of Firozabad, called Neeta Kulshrestha alarmed with statements that indicate that patients with the mysterious fever that attacks India were dying quickly, especially children, who in just one week already had 32 children dead.
Dengue is classified as an endemic disease in more than 100 countries, and is generally stronger in tropical climates, which favor the reproduction of the transmitting mosquito aedes aegypti, whose highest rate of cases occurs in Asia, where it encompasses 70% of the cases. cases.
Dengue would be the cause of the mysterious Indian fever that is killing children
Children are five times more likely to die during a second dengue infection, which could explain why they are the most affected by the mysterious fever that attacks India; almost 100 million cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (the most serious) are reported by health authorities each year.
The WHO called on countries with few resources to be alerted to better address these types of situations, given that the COVID pandemic and now the dengue fever that causes this fever in India, represents devastating consequences for the population at risk, in this case children and older adults.
The numbers of children hospitalized for covid
Washington, Aug 8 (EFE News) .- The United States has 1,450 children hospitalized for covid-19, the highest number so far in the pandemic, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) warned this Sunday. , Francis Collins. In an interview with the ABC News program “This Week”, Collins considered that the country should never have reached the point where it is, with a resurgence of coronavirus cases caused by the delta variant.
“We have vaccines that we know are highly effective and safe, and yet half the country is still not fully vaccinated,” the official complained. Collins noted that the United States is paying “a terrible price,” given the rapid increase in cases, especially among unvaccinated people. “Almost all the deaths are of unvaccinated people. And now they are younger people, including children ”, he warned. Filed Under: Indian Fever Dead Children
The vaccine is a social responsibility
“The highest number of children so far in the entire pandemic – he said – is currently in the hospital, 1,450 children in the hospital for covid-19.” Many of them, being under 12 years old, were not vaccinated. Although he indicated that they do not have “rigorous data” that point to the delta being more serious for children, he admitted that he hears the concern of pediatricians because in this new peak of disease infections “the children who are in the hospital are more numerous and more seriously ill ”.
Asked about the upcoming start of the school year, he asked parents to think of masks as a “life-saving medical device” and not as a “political statement or an invasion of their freedoms”, and considered that their use will prevent outbreaks that force a return to remote learning. The president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Randi Weingarten, declared in the space “Meet the press”, of NBC News, that 90% of the professors that make up that union have been vaccinated and admitted that they are evaluating reconsidering their last October policy on voluntary vaccination of its members. Filed Under: Indian Fever Dead Children
The delta variant is already responsible for 93% of covid-19 cases in the US
“I believe that circumstances have changed and that vaccination is a responsibility of the community,” he said and confessed that “it weighs a lot” on him that children under 12 cannot yet be vaccinated. He admitted that there are “important religious objections and exemptions” and medical, so he considered it important to take them into account when working on his policy on vaccines, and cited as an example President Joe Biden’s decision that people can choose between injecting or get tested regularly.
“I believe that the combination of vaccines and masks will protect our youngest children,” he said, although he pointed out that for this it is also important to work with parents. In the same program, the main epidemiologist of the United States Government, Anthony Fauci, reiterated that there will be no federal mandate to require immunization against covid. However, he estimated that if the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fully approves the vaccines that now have emergency use authorization – something that he estimated could occur “in the coming weeks” – many companies and private entities could announce vaccination mandates. EFE News Filed Under: Indian Fever Dead Children
It was only 3% of the cases
Washington, Aug 4 (EFE News) .- The delta variant accounted for more than 93% of the new cases of covid-19 in the United States during the last two weeks of July, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diseases (CDC). Specifically, the delta mutation of the virus and its different subvariants was behind 93% of the cases that were sequenced in those two weeks.
There are even parts of the United States with low vaccination rates, such as the Midwest where Kansas, Iowa and Missouri are located, among others, where that percentage is higher and reaches 98%. Two weeks ago, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky claimed that the delta variant was to blame for 83% of sequenced COVID-19 cases in the country. Filed Under: Indian Fever Dead Children
Covid-19 cases rise in New York, which seeks to speed up vaccination
At the end of May, this mutation only accounted for 3% of new infections of the disease, while the alpha mutation was the dominant one and caused 69% of new infections. Currently, according to the CDC, the alpha variant only accounts for 2.9% of new cases. Just a month ago, optimism about the proximity of the end of the pandemic reigned in the US due to the effectiveness of vaccines, but the expansion of the delta variant and the stagnation of the immunization campaign raise concern.
In the last two days, the number of hospitalizations has reached levels not seen since last February and has tripled compared to the last month. The United States, the country most affected by the pandemic, already reaches 35.2 million cases and more than 614,000 deaths from covid-19, according to the Johns Hopkins University count. CDC data indicates that so far 57.9% of its population has received one dose of the vaccine, compared to 49.7% who have received the full regimen. EFE News. Filed Under: Indian Fever Dead Children
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