Ministry of Public Health clarifies the case of a 6-year-old boy who died from MIS-C after contracting the coronavirus

Director-General of the Department of Disease Control Clarify the case of a 6-year-old child infected with COVID-19 and died from MIS-C. The information was not vaccinated. Advise parents to bring their children aged 5 years and over to be vaccinated to prevent the risk of severe symptoms.

Today (21 July 2022), Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong Director-General of the Department of Disease Control Clarify the news of a 6-year-old grade 2 student infected with COVID-19, seriously ill and died from MIS-C or multiple organ inflammation. Initially, it was found that the vaccine was not vaccinated against COVID.

Dr. Opas said that from checking with local authorities Preliminary information is a boy aged 6 years and 8 months, residing in Pathum Thani province, diagnosed with COVID-19, having symptoms of fever, runny nose, loose stools, fatigue, being treated at a private hospital. before being sent for treatment at Pathum Thani Hospital due to lethargy Hands and feet are cold and shock on July 19th.

The doctor gave full treatment. But because this patient has inflammation in many organs. Also known as MIS-C, both the heart and lungs. resulting in severe symptoms and death consistent with the history of unvaccinated children causing the risk of MIS-C. The Department of Disease Control would like to express its deepest condolences to the family.

Dr. Opas said that the situation of COVID-19 in Thailand during this period is an omicron infection. Most of which are subspecies BA.5 spread faster than previous strains. especially the students who have been in close contact with each other all the time. When children are infected, most of them have mild illnesses such as fever, cough, runny nose, and sore throat.

However, very few can develop serious complications, such as multiple organ inflammation. Also known as MIS-C, patients in this group have a high chance of dying. Which is an inflammation of important organs such as myocarditis, pneumonia, meningitis or shock. After being infected with COVID-19, parents are advised to take the child to the doctor as soon as possible. for proper diagnosis and treatment

MIS-C in children can be prevented by vaccination. We must be careful but not panic. Because it doesn’t happen often in children with COVID-19, if the child is fully vaccinated, it will be less likely to get infected and get sick.

They are encouraged to bring their children to be vaccinated. Both Pfizer and Sinovac in order to increase safety for both themselves other members of the family and students in the school

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