A five year old girl died from rare complications of coronavirus

In the U.S. city of Detroit, Michigan, a five year old girl died from rare complications of the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. This publication reports The Detroit News.

In late March, Herbert Skyler (Skylar Herbert) began to complain of headache, which is not helped by painkillers. March 23 parents took her to the doctor. The girl was prescribed antibiotics from a sore throat and sent home.

Her condition did not improve, so the child was again taken to the hospital. This time Skyler found COVID-19. The disease proceeded easily, so soon she was discharged.

six hours later the girl was again unwell: headache returned, the temperature rose to 37.8 degrees, began vomiting and then seizures. As it turned out, the coronavirus led to the development of meningoencephalitis — inflammation of the membranes and brain substance.

the Girl was connected to the ventilator for two weeks. Her condition had stopped improving, doctors assumed that death of the brain. Sunday, April 19, parents Skyler was allowed to disconnect equipment that supported the livelihoods of the child.

According to the latest data, April 20 in the world, discovered of 2.43 million cases of infection with novel coronavirus infection. From COVID-19 died 166,3 thousand people, 637,4 thousand people recovered. In the United States revealed 767,4 thousand cases of infection, died of 40.8 thousand people.

Coronavirus infection is transmitted via small droplets that are emitted from the nose or mouth of the patient and settle on surrounding objects. The who recommends that you stay at least four feet away from infected people, regularly wash or decontaminate hands and don’t touch your mouth, nose and eyes.