Why are children getting infected in the third wave of Coronavirus? Health expert gave this answer

New Delhi: The infection has once again gained momentum due to the new variant of Corona, Omicron. Due to Omicron Cases in India, the third wave of Kovid has also arisen in the country. The speed of Omicron infection can be understood only from the fact that within ten days, the cases of infection have reached close to three lakhs. While adults and elderly people were more affected in the first and second wave of corona, now children are getting more infected in the third wave. After all, why children are getting infected rapidly, health experts have said a big thing in a seminar organized by AIIMS.

Dr. Rakesh Lodha, who is the Head of the Department of Pediatrics and Professor at Delhi AIIMS, said that there can be many reasons for children being affected in the third wave, but the biggest and main reason in this is Omicron being more contagious. Apart from this, many reasons are also included in the Kovid rules, not following the rule of mass gathering and mask, end of social distancing.

Dr. Lodha said that there has been an increase in the cases of infection due to Omicron, but so far no dramatic increase or shocking cases have been reported in the number of children getting infected. According to experts, children were protected to some extent against Kovid so far because children respond better to the virus.

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Health experts have speculated that the Omicron variant is more contagious than Delta. According to an estimate, it is seven times more contagious than the original virus, while some experts believe that it spreads infection about 10 times faster. Accordingly, it comes close to measles which is a highly contagious disease.

Meanwhile, AIIMS New Delhi Director Randeep Guleria said that between Omicron infection and the third wave of corona, the disease in children is being taken seriously. He said that there have been reports in some hospitals of America that the number of children getting infected has increased.

If a child catches the infection in the third wave of Kovid, then symptoms of fever, sore throat, rhinorrhea, and cough may appear. Such children can do their treatment at home. Children will have to be kept in home isolation, depending on the age, paracetamol tablets will have to be given every 4-6 hours. Make older children gargle with warm salty water, drink plenty of water and eat nutritious food.

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