Nice: more and more babies hospitalized because of Covid-19

Nice: more and more babies hospitalized because of Covid-19

In Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes, five infants are currently hospitalized at the Lenval hospital due to Covid-19. Since last week, 12 children have been hospitalized. The virus manifests itself with a high fever. “The difficulty is that with the fever, they can no longer eat properly, and for a seven-day-old newborn, as we currently have, that poses a problem, so we may have to do what is called a ‘gavage’ to bring the food which is absolutely vital to him“, explains Doctor Philippe Babe, Deputy Head of Pediatric Emergencies.

Most of the time, the parents also have the virus. Caregivers recommend that parents get vaccinated to avoid such cases. In the weeks around the birth, it is recommended to avoid going out to crowded places. If the number of cases in young children continues to rise, a specialist Covid unit could be opened.

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