According to Thomas Murray, an infection-control expert and associate professor of paediatrics at Yale, his team is seeing cases of children with adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, influenza, and parainfluenza, as well as COVID-19.
“That’s not typical for any time of year and certainly not typical in May and June,” Murray explained.
Because children were confined by lockdowns during the winter, they were not exposed to such diseases, which are now resurfacing in what would normally be ‘dead’ summer months.
Medical specialists have also discovered that rhinovirus, which generally causes the common cold but isn’t serious enough to send individuals to the hospital, is suddenly having the same effect.
Because there are “a lot of people who don’t have immunity,” such viruses can “overcome seasonal barriers,” as per the statement of the Michael Mina, an epidemiologist and CSO at the eMed.
The technique was described by Mina as a “massive natural experiment.”
As we previously mentioned, there has been a worldwide outbreak of hepatitis among children, with the media claiming that the cause is “unknown.”
However, some health professionals believe that the children’s immune systems were damaged as a result of the lockdown.
The outbreak has resulted in a number of deaths as well as the need for urgent organ transplants in children.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Summit News.