Two 17-year-olds had myocarditis


Col. Dr. Valeriu Gheorghiţă said that currently there is a signal of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle in children.

“Basically, it was observed that, for one million vaccinated people in the 12-15 age group, we can avoid 5,700 new cases of disease and these cases in the next period could be generated by the delta strain, they will generate many secondary cases when children go to school in the community. More than 200 hospitalizations are prevented “, said Gheorghiţă.

He said that in Romania, there are 142,000 people vaccinated with at least one dose, aged between 12 and 19 inclusive. Two of them had myocarditis.

“There have not been many reports, most are pain at the site of administration, muscle aches, headaches, muscle aches, headaches, fever, chills. There were two cases of myocarditis in 17-year-olds that had a very good evolution. In fact, all the cases registered in the USA and analyzed, over 300 cases, all had a very good evolution, after 3-4 days of hospitalization and no deaths were registered “, Gheorghiţă also said.

Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle that is manifested by chest pain and sometimes may be present a state of fatigue, chills, fever, muscle aches.

SARS-CoV-2 infection can also cause myocarditis in young people, Valeriu Gheorghiţă also said.

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