Children recover from Covid in less than a week

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Children who become ill with coronavirus rarely experience long-term symptoms, with most recovering in less than a week, research suggests.

King’s College London scientists say that while a small group may experience prolonged illness, they were “reassured” that number was low.

Headaches and tiredness were the most common symptoms seen.

A Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health expert said the data reflected what doctor’s saw in clinics.

Compared to adults, children are far less at risk of coronavirus.

Many who are infected do not develop symptoms and those that do, tend to have a mild illness.

This peer-reviewed study, published in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health journal, wanted to understand how Covid affected children and how it compared to other respiratory diseases.

It used data provided by parents or careers to the UK Zoe Covid Study app.