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Life in a tear

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/General News
  • Company
    Adn Photo, Lda
  • Photographer
    Rodrigo Cabrita
  • Credit
    @Rodrigo Cabrita

A dangerous rare disease associated with Covid-19 led Francisco Costa, 13, to be admitted to the ICU of D.Estefânia Hospital, in Lisbon. At that time two hundred children around the world developed a pathology that had already caused deaths and symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and Toxic Shock syndrome. In Portugal it was the first case. A serological test identified the presence of the new coronavirus. Days later of being sedated and intubated, he reacted positively to the therapy. The tear, a reaction to the treatment administered was finally left behind and the battle for life was won.