- Now DENMARK Battles Surge in Same Type of ‘White Lung Syndrome’ Pneumonia Sparking Fears in China – After Netherlands Warned of Alarming Spike in Cases
by JOHN ELY SENIOR HEALTH REPORTER FOR MAILONLINE, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
* Danish health experts said they had were expecting this ‘epidemic’ for some time
* READ MORE: WHO demands more data from China on ‘white lung syndrome’
Denmark is currently being hit by a surge in the same type of pneumonia that has rocked China and sparked fears of a fresh pandemic. Danish health chiefs say rates of mycoplasma pneumoniae, a bacterial infection for which some antibiotics are useless, has reached ‘epidemic’ levels.
Beijing has pointed to the same pathogen as being partly to blame for its ‘mystery’ wave of pneumonia — characterised by a dangerous inflammation of the lungs — in children.
In a chilling echo of the earliest days of Covid, face masks and social distancing are being recommended in the secretive nation. Hazmat suit-clad workers have been videoed spraying disinfectant through schools, hallways and outdoors.
Denmark’s Statens Serum Institut (SSI) revealed rates have tripled over the past five weeks and warned more kids will be struck down this winter. It comes just days after the Netherlands reported its own alarming spike in children battling pneumonia, with similar reports in Denmark’s neighbour Sweden.