An 8-month-old baby who died from the Coronavirus-linked Kawasaki disease just became the UK’s youngest victim.
Before he passed away on April 25 from the rare and deadly disease, Alexander Parsons was pictured looking happy and healthy. The virus is reported to inflame the blood vessels and doctors have discovered that it can be triggered by the Coronavirus.
Alexander had no underlying health conditions and was happily playing before suffering a ruptured aneurysm.
His mother Kathryn Rowlands, 29, spoke to The Sunday Mirror about his tragic death, “I can’t believe I carried him for longer than he was alive. I will never be whole again.
“And more parents will be in the same unimaginable position unless the Government starts to listen to the advice of scientists and stops gambling with people’s lives.”
“The doctors and nurses who fought to save Alex were incredible – but if they’d known more about the Covid-Kawasaki link, they possibly could have done more.”
Alex’s illness started with a rash, high temperature, and swollen lymph nodes. His hands and feet then turned red. As his condition worsened, he was taken to the hospital where multiple coronary aneurysms and inflamed arteries were discovered during a heart scan. Alex later suffered cardiac arrest and passed.
Multiple similar cases have been appearing across the U.S, mostly in New York which has a high count of reported cases in children.