Canada: Infants more likely to be hospitalized from Omicron

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Omicron cases in infants under one year of age are almost seven times more likely to lead to hospitalizations, Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Friday.

Some of the more commonly reported symptoms include new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, feeling feverish, and chills. “In young babies especially, if they have a lot of secretions, those secretions can block the lower airways and cause what we call bronchiolitis. And some kids are getting bronchiolitis due to their COVID-19 infection, especially children less than one year of age,” report




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** This post was originally published on February 2, 2022 **