The Parechovirus, a common viral infection that can result in serious disease in newborns under three months old, is spreading, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is alerting physicians to this fact. According to a CDC study, 23 children with Parechovirus were hospitalised to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, between April 12 and May 24 of this year.
The CDC referred to the 23 newborn Parechovirus cases at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital as a “unusually significant cluster of infections” in their report from July 29. The CDC said that out of the 23 instances, 21 infants made a full recovery without any issues. The CDC analysis showed that of the two surviving children, one may be at risk for blood clots and hearing loss, while the other may be at risk for a significant developmental delay.