Omicron causes new symptom in children, young infection rates skyrocket

Omicron causes new symptom in children, young infection rates skyrocket

Omicron causes new symptom in children, young infection rates skyrocket COVID-19 cases reported in children younger than 5 have quadrupled since Christmas Eve, and the Omicron variant is causing a concerning new symptom: croup, a Garfield County Public Health spokesperson said Friday. “This is a significant enough change in the behavior of COVID-19 that we wanted to make sure the community was aware of what’s happening out there with our children,” said Carrie Godes, a GCPH public health specialist. “As a parent, croup can be a very scary symptom to deal with.” Croup is an infection of the upper airway and causes a barking cough, which often presents at night after children lay down for bed, said Dr. David Brooks, who works with Valley View Hospital’s pediatrics team. “Each wave …
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