Children excrete coronavirus longer adults

children Have characteristics of immune responses to coronavirus COVID-19. This was told the Deputy Director on scientific work of Institute of epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Aleksandr Gorelov. 80% of coronavirus-infected children tolerate it much easier than adults. This is good news. The bad news is that children, unfortunately, longer are a source of infection to others, for a long time highlighting the coronavirus.

“This is absolutely proven fact, is now already described the ability of children shedding the virus 18 and 37 days,” said Alexander Gorelov on timed to the children protection Day June 1, a straight line “Dialogue of generations. Children about the important”, which may 22, organized a Fund to “Content” and TASS.

the Deputy Director on scientific work of Institute of epidemiology obyasnil this feature of the features of immune reactions in children. In adults, he said, it’s simple — the immune system overcame the virus and the infection process is over. In children the immune response is generated more slowly.

Truth among children infected with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 not so much – only 7% of the total. Alexander Gorelov said that coronavirus infection causes not only people over 65 years of age. Victims of coronavirus are people of any age, including children.

this is now most often infected adolescents aged 15-17 years. According to Gorelova, it comes from the fact that they neglect the measures of isolation, break the mode, which have to protect them from infection, don’t wear masks, meeting with friends.

On may 22, in Russia confirmed 326 448 thousand cases of infection with coronavirus. From complications of coronavirus infection died 3 thousand 249 patients. The number of recovered already exceeds 99 thousand 825 people. Russia came in second place in the world for the number of tests performed. In Russia since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus produced more than 8 million 100 thousand tests for the virus.