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India’s surge in COVID infections affecting young children

Doctors in several cities report an increasing number of COVID infections among children, with many of those infected by the virus showing symptoms such as fever, cough, chills, diarrhea and respiratory problems.

  • Murali Krishnan
  • Deutsche Welle

Priti, who is five and lives in the city of Jaipur, had a fever for four days earlier this month but her parents didn’t take her to a hospital. Instead, they decided to treat her at home with paracetamol and sponge baths.

But her condition persisted, resulting in diarrhea and respiratory problems.

She was then administered a COVID test and the result was positive.

Similarly, nine-year-old Jagat, who…

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