Young child in France infected with Coronavirus has died after also developing what is thought to be myocarditis

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Timone Hospital in Marseille Credit: alamy.com

Young child in France infected with Coronavirus has died after also developing what is thought to be myocarditis.

A NINE-YEAR-OLD French child with Kawasaki syndrome has died in Marseille. According to doctors, the young victim, contaminated with coronavirus, would have developed a rare case of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscles.

Professor Fabrice Michel, head of the paediatric resuscitation service, confirmed that the child had been infected with the coronavirus and explains that he then developed “what is thought to be myocarditis.” According to him, such a case remains “extremely rare.”

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“It will be necessary to use his medical file, to understand if he did not have a pre-existing pathology,” he said.

In Marseille, where only three annual cases are recorded in normal times, five children have been admitted to the Timone Hospital since the start of the coronavirus pandemic for this pathology which causes inflammation of the walls of blood vessels.

Nationally, the number of cases has risen to 125 since March 1.52 per cent of them had Covid-19.


After the first alert in April in the UK, the United States warned of a resurgence of cases in recent weeks this Thursday. A hundred cases, and three deaths, have been recorded in New York State alone.





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