New key signs of Covid-19 in children: Diarrhea and vomiting

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New key signs of Covid-19 in children: Diarrhea and vomiting

According to a new research published in The Guardian, Diarrhea and vomiting seems to play a key role in detecting correctly rather high fever, continuous cough and loss of smell and taste. Children may still have the potential to transmit the novel corona virus even if they have a measurable immune response, according to a new study which says the virus and antibodies can coexist in young patients

Now researchers at Queen’s University Belfast say they have confirmed that an upset stomach is a symptom of Covid-19 in children, and revealed it appears to be a key sign of the disease.

“In our group, diarrhea and vomiting were more predictive than, say, cough or even changes in smell and taste,” said Dr Tom Waterfield, the first author of the research. “If you want to actually diagnose infection in children, we need to start looking at diarrhea and vomiting, not just upper respiratory tract symptoms.”

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