(ORDO NEWS) — Experts have not yet been able to provide official confirmation that the Delta strain provokes a more severe course of the disease not only in children, but also in adolescents than other types of the virus. At the same time, it is worth paying attention to the fact that it was the Delta strain that became the main reason that there was a serious surge in the incidence among children.
This is reported by MedicalXpress.
The number of infections has increased markedly due to the fact that Delta is considered more infectious. The virus spreads much faster, making it especially dangerous for children. For this reason, it is imperative that masks continue to be worn in schools. In addition, it is imperative to try to vaccinate as many people as possible in order to strengthen herd immunity. Similar statements were made by the infectious disease specialist Juan Dumois.
American experts said that at the beginning of this month, in just a week, 250 thousand children were infected in the United States. This figure even exceeds the one that was recorded in the winter. In turn, WHO provided information that to date the Delta strain has been found in 180 countries around the world. In some of them, the surge in infections is so large that not only adolescents, but even young children are going to be hospitalized. The experts also added that most of the recorded cases of infection are relatively easy, so there is no need to hospitalize small patients.
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