From China to Europe ‘white lung syndrome’ spreads


Important Takeaways:

  • Now DENMARK battles surge in same type of ‘white lung syndrome’ pneumonia sparking fears in China – after Netherlands warned of alarming spike in cases
  • 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 — characterized by a dangerous inflammation of the lungs — in children.
  • 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 neighbor Sweden.

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