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  • Writer's pictureDr. Lana Joseph-Ford

Can Children Get Coronavirus? Excelth Pediatrician, Dr. Michaela King says "Yes".

Updated: Jul 12, 2020

Although adults makeup the largest population of coronavirus cases around the world, children and infants may also suffer with severe complications from coronavirus that may even be different from adults. The virus in children is known as Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). In May, Louisiana became the first state to report a child's death possibly linked to the inflammatory disease. Read full article here. In addition to this, studies have shown that kids can be carriers of the disease without having any symptoms at all. It is very important that parents understand the following:

  1. Yes, children can become ill from the coronavirus.

  2. Yes, children can be asymptomatic carriers of the coronavirus.

  3. Signs and symptoms of the coronavirus can be different in children.

  4. Children's mental health will be affected.

Excelth Family Health Center's pediatrician, Dr. Michaela King breaks down exactly how kids are impacted by coronavirus and what parents can do to help their kid's mental health.



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