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Cases of infection with the omicron strain among young children have been confirmed: Society: Russia: Lenta.ru

Tatyana Ruzhentsova, deputy director for clinical work of the Moscow Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Gabrichevsky, said that among the patients with the confirmed omicron strain there are young children, writes TASS

The epidemiologist noted that the data on the number of cases is still being clarified. She emphasized that according to preliminary information, in South Africa, where infections with the omicron strain predominate, the symptoms of coronavirus are more pronounced in children under three years of age. There is no data yet on the severity of this strain by children.

Previously reportedthat in the United States, due to the coronavirus, the hospitalization rate of children under the age of 18 increased by 80 percent in a week. The number of hospitalizations for children under the age of five is growing especially sharply. So over the last week of 2021, the number of children admitted to the hospital increased by 48 percent compared to the week ended December 4.

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