Baby admitted for Covid-19 treatment

Baby admitted for Covid-19 treatment

A four-month-old baby that was found to be infected with Covid-19 has been admitted to Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health for further treatment, according to the Department of Medical Services (DMS).

Responding to concerns about the infant, DMS director-general Somsak Akkasilp said the child is now receiving care.

He said the baby had displayed a number of symptoms, including cough, increased phlegm and nasal mucus production but no tiredness, vomiting or diarrhoea. The infant is able to eat and sleep normally too, he said.

He said the DMS is preparing for a possible surge in Covid-19 infections among children as instructed by Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.

Although many children have not been vaccinated, they are unlikely to develop severe symptoms if they do not have underlying health conditions, Dr Somsak said.

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