The corona virus has infected thousands of people worldwide. Older people are often affected by an illness. But young people are also at risk.
- The corona virus * has the whole world under control
- Older people in particular are at risk of infection
- But adolescents can also fall ill and succumb to the consequences
- The guide to our corona virus reporting. Here you will find the latest news on the crisis in Germany and a map of Germany with the Corona figures.
Paris / London / Brussels - Thousands of people worldwide are infected with the corona virus. The Robert Koch Institute names the largest risk group for developing Covid-19 seriously: people from the age of 50 to 60 years. But nobody is immune from infection. Not even the youngsters. "You are not invulnerable," says WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus .
They are isolated cases - and yet they happen. Adolescents were infected with the coronavirus and had to be treated in hospital. There were deaths , including those without previous illnesses . On Monday, March 30, a 13-year-old Brit * died as a result of the infection. He was tested with the typical symptoms * and taken to a hospital. The suspicion was confirmed. A test found positive for Covid-19. His family and the treating King's College Hospital in London shared this with the public.
Coronavirus in Europe: Several adolescents also died as a result of an infection
Ismail died just three days after the test result and with no known medical history. There are also cases in France . As French director of health Jérôme Salomon said, a 16-year-old from Paris succumbed to the consequences of the virus. There is also a death of a young person in Belgium . A girl only 12 years old. "It is a rare incident that affects us all very much," announced the virologist Emmanuel André at a press conference by the health authority in Brussels . A 14-year-old boy also died in Portugal, according to media reports.
It is unclear why the patient died. Even with her it was a normal course of the disease until her condition then deteriorated enormously. It is important to keep in mind that a disease with complications is possible in all people , added another virologist at the press conference.
"Data from many countries clearly show that people under 50 make up a significant proportion of patients requiring hospitalization" - @ DrTedros # COVID19 #coronavirus- World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 20, 2020
Coronavirus: Even young infected people can get complications
There are now cases * of young people in many parts of the world who have succumbed to the consequences of Covid-19 disease. Experts from the World Health Organization warn young people about an illness and underestimate it. Its chairman, Ghebreyesus, emphasized that adolescents can also be hospitalized for weeks - or even killed by the virus. On Twitter , he appealed to all young adults to distance themselves. The decision to go anywhere could be a life or death decision - for someone else too.
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