No cases of Kawasaki disease recorded in Poland: pediatrician

According to the head of the pediatric clinic at the Medical University of Warsaw, doctor Ernest Kuchar, children do not usually transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus to adults - it is quite the opposite, adults transmit the virus to children.

“All children, who have been hospitalised with us, caught it from adults,” doctor Ernest Kuchar from the Warsaw Medical University (WUM) told the Polish Press Agency.

Moreover, doctor Kuchar said that in Poland, no cases with similar symptoms to “Kawasaki syndrome” have been recorded.

Children rarely get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and even more rarely they suffer from COVID-19. According to statistics gathered in several countries affected by the pandemic, only one to two percent of cases concern children. In China -2.2 percent, the US - 1.7, Italy - one percent, and Spain 0.8.

Doctor Kuchar noted that in Poland this number is estimated to be below two percent, as only around 100 cases have been so far recorded in the country.

As of Friday afternoon, 20,379 people have been diagnosed positive for SARS-CoV-2, while 973 have died. 2,261 are currently hospitalised.