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Long-lasting Covid-19 symptoms rare in children

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 4th August, 2021 06:52:51 PM
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Long-lasting Covid-19 symptoms rare in children

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Children who become ill with coronavirus rarely experience long-term symptoms, with most recovering in less than a week, research suggests.

King's College London scientists say that while a small group may experience prolonged illness, they were "reassured" that number was low.

Headaches and tiredness were the most common symptoms seen, BBC reported.

A Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health expert said the data reflected what doctors saw in clinics.

Compared to adults, children are far less at risk of coronavirus.

Many who are infected do not develop symptoms and those that do, tend to have a mild illness.

This peer-reviewed study, published in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health journal, wanted to understand how Covid affected children and how it compared to other respiratory diseases.

It used data provided by parents or carers to the UK Zoe Covid Study app.