Tot dies on dream Disneyland holiday after catching Covid and other common virus

A toddler tragically died after catching Covid and another virus during his dream holiday to Disneyland Paris.

Dylan Findlay, just 22-months-old, had both Covid and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) – a common virus causing mild cold symptoms – according to his post-mortem. He hadn't shown any obvious symptoms.

He passed away just hours after reaching France with his family, parents Alison Findlay and Robert Findlay and big brother Niall.

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MailOnline reports Dylan, from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, was born six-and-a-half weeks prematurely in May 2021.

He spent three months in hospital with tracheo-oesophageal fistula, a condition which affects one in 5,000 kids, but was given the all-clear to go on his first holiday in March.

His parents paid for a doctor to come to their hotel in France after he started vomiting upon arrival.

Despite his parents and the doctor performing CPR, and medics efforts with a defibrillator, Dylan sadly lost consciousness and died.

This month would have marked the toddler's second birthday.

As a result, more than £2,000 worth of toys were donated to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by wellwishers moved by his tragic death.

His dad said: "We're just heartbroken to think he's no longer with us.

"We may have only had Dylan with us for a short time, but he brought so much love into our lives. We're thankful for that."

Dylan had contracted RSV last winter and was given preventative antibody treatment then.

His mum said: "Then this winter he didn't get it, he didn't fall into the guidelines of those who were eligible and it's obviously been a lot worse.

"I think things would have been different but we can't say for sure. He had no signs of being ill so we didn't know."

National Institute for Healthcare and Excellence guidelines state palivizumab should only be prescribed "under specialist supervision and on the basis of the likelihood of hospitalisation".

NHS Grampian follows those guidelines.

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