Department of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care, Necker Enfants Malades University Hospital, France
*Corresponding Author: Claudine Kumba, Department of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care, Necker Enfants Malades University Hospital, France.
Received: November 09, 2020; Published: December 28, 2020
Background: With more than 800000 deaths and 20 million of confirmed cases worldwide, SARS-CoV 2 is one of the worst pandemic of the last decade. Questions concern the etiology of this pandemic outbreak. Was the world prepared for this pandemic? Efforts have been oriented towards treating patients who are infected presenting severe Covid-19 and preventing the spread of the virus by several means [lockdown, quarantine, social distancing, masks, antiseptic solutions]. Whereas evidence concerning the etiology treatment is still uncertain and lacking at this moment, efforts in developing vaccines for preventing another future pandemic are organized. What lessons can we get from this pandemic? Several papers have reported that children present less severe signs and symptoms than adults. There is also evidence that children at any age can be severely affected. If children are less affected than adults, why is it so? With this serious pandemic outbreak, were we or will we be prepared in the future to face a similar serious worldwide health emergency? How will we be prepared?
The Objectives of this review was to find answers to the above mentioned questions.
Methods and Materials: This review was realized between 18 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 by electronic search of scientific articles dealing with Covid-19 or SARS-CoV 2 or Coronaviridae in children in Google and Pubmed databases without date limitation. 1085 articles were identified among which 200 were retained for analysis and 48 were included for the review.
Results and Conclusions: Several reviews have been published today. This review brings updates on the
outbreak of the SARS-CoV 2 pandemic in children.
Keywords: Covid-19; SARS-Cov 2; Pandemic; Coronaviridae; Children; Review
Citation: Claudine Kumba. “SARS CoV 2 and Coronaviridae in Children: An Updated Review". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 4.1 (2021): 34-40.
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