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Young children and babies are NOT safe from the coronavirus: Doctors warn ALL patients can be infected as 12-year-old in the US is left fighting for her life on a ventilator

Young children and babies are not safe from the coronavirus that has gripped the world with fear, doctors have warned. Experts say the highly contagious infection can still spread between children and youngsters – even though the elderly are most at risk. And they warn the life-threatening illness may cause unusual symptoms in children, such as stomach aches. The tell-tale symptoms are a cough and fever. A study in China, where the outbreak began in December, found that almost one in ten patients in the country were under the age of 30. Even babies have been known to get the virus, which can kill people by causing pneumonia and putting stress on organs. World Health Organization chiefs have said young people are 'not invincible' and could end up in hospital 'for weeks'. It comes after it was revealed yesterday that an 18-year-old coronavirus patient from England had become the UK's youngest victim. The teenager, one of the 281 deaths reported in the UK, had an underlying health condition – but officials refused to reveal what it was. Elsewhere, a man in Atlanta revealed his 12-year-old cousin is fighting for her life on a ventilator after testing positive for COVID-19. Read more....

 

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