The WHO then reiterated the need to test, track and isolate the positives and respect the rules of social distancing. “There is a risk of a second wave among the countries that are managing to control the virus – said Mike Ryan, head of WHO’s health emergencies program – but I must stress that this virus can skyrocket at any time.”
No greater risk for children affected by Kawasaki
WHO also intervened on the consequences of coronavirus on Kawasaki affected children who in recent weeks had received the attention of social networks. The organization said that “there is currently no scientific evidence that children who have had Kawasaki disease are at greater risk of contracting Covid 19 or a repeat offender.” Some studies describe an acute multisystem inflammatory syndrome between children and adolescents, associated with positivity for Covid 19 or the presence of antibodies that would seem to share some characteristics with Kawasaki but, according to the ECDC and WHO, it would be a different form from Kawasaki. to be defined.