A massive number of kids are currently being hospitalized since they are suffering from a mysterious pneumonia in Ohio, the first state in American to launch an official report of an outbreak very similar to what happened in China.

As per Warren County’s health officials, there have been around 142 pediatric cases of this condition, which is actually being dubbed as the white lung syndrome, since the month of August.

On Wednesday, the officials said, “Not only is this above the county average, it also meets the Ohio Department of Health definition of an outbreak.”

There are multiple concerns over this virus – too many European nations are worried about the transmission of cases and facing different predicaments.

However, a particular source at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) nationally mentioned that “nothing is out of the ordinary.”

Officials in Ohio are seeking out who is responsible for this illness wave, but they don’t believe it’s a novel respiratory ailment. Instead, they mostly believe in a combination of different viruses that happen to be striking simultaneously as the ones you should blame.

Patients are eight on average, while some are as young as just three years old, and these kids are getting diagnosed with a type of bacterial lung infection known as mycoplasma pneumonia. Bacterial infections arising from respiratory issues typically flare up as patients are recovering from any viral illnesses.

One theory also suggests that school closures, mask-wear, and lockdowns have all contributed to declining the immunity of kids, making them very susceptible to such seasonal infections.

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Barsha Bhattacharya is a senior content writing executive. As a marketing enthusiast and professional for the past 4 years, writing is new to Barsha. And she is loving every bit of it. Her niches are marketing, lifestyle, wellness, travel and entertainment. Apart from writing, Barsha loves to travel, binge-watch, research conspiracy theories, Instagram and overthink.

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