Mystery Pneumonia Tears Through Schools in China

Mystery Pneumonia Tears Through Schools in China

Unexplained pneumonia cases among children in China may be a result of common respiratory infections rebounding after the country’s strict covid-19 lockdowns

On 21 November, the infectious disease monitoring network ProMED summarised a news report from China saying that hospitals in Beijing and elsewhere were “overwhelmed with sick children” with undiagnosed pneumonia. This has caused concern about a potential new pandemic and led the World Health Organization to request more information from China on 22 November.