Children's Wisconsin identifies suspected cases of rare inflammatory condition

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It is one of five cases of the syndrome identified in the state, and the first in Yakima County. To respect the privacy of the young person and their family, the Department of Health will not share additional information about the death at this time.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Tuesday it launched an investigation after two suspected cases of MIS-C involving an 11-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl were reported on Monday.

Fever is a key feature, said Hinshaw, and other symptoms can include rash, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

If your child is severely ill, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 immediately. The cause is still unclear. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital told the outlet that the hospital treated "several" pediatric patients for MIS-C in recent weeks.

"Typically a child who has this particular syndrome would not be considered to be infectious or infected with COVID at that point".

Yakima Health Officer Dr. Teresa Everson said everyone needs to be wearing masks in public and following social distancing recommendations to avoid being the cause of infection and illness in others.

"As we come back together, we have to be aware that COVID-19 is still a risk", Levine said.

When MIS-C was first identified globally and in the United States in late April and early May, Children's Wisconsin created a multidisciplinary team to help identify and treat kids with suspected MIS-C.

So, for instance, York County, home to 970 confirmed cases, will get more than $40 million, while Berks County, home to about 4,000 confirmed cases, will get $38 million and Lehigh County, with more than 3,700 confirmed cases, will get about $33 million.



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