“If the child is small, then dehydration occurs very quickly, there is a loss of strength, weakness occurs, and in this state he may die, so such patients need urgent hospitalization,” Bolibok explained in an interview with URA.RU.

He also noted that the course of the "omicron" in children resembles an intestinal infection with a skin rash, but in a more severe form.

Earlier, infectious disease doctor Nikolai Malyshev, MD, in an interview with Nation News, recalled the importance of observing preventive measures against the background of the detection of the Omicron coronavirus strain.

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