By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
New York health officials are now reporting the investigation of approximately 102 cases and three deaths due to Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome potentially associated with COVID-19 in New York.
Of these cases, 60 percent of the children displaying these symptoms tested positive for COVID-19 and 40 percent tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies. Additionally, 71 percent of the cases have resulted in ICU admission, 19 percent of cases have resulted in intubation and 43 percent of the cases remain hospitalized.
Illness in children present with symptoms similar to an Atypical Kawasaki Disease and Toxic Shock-Like Syndrome; however, the full spectrum of disease is not yet known.
Officials say you seek immediate care if a child has:
Predominant symptoms include prolonged fever (more than five days), severe abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting, bloodshot eyes and a skin rash.
Other symptoms may include change in skin color – becoming pale, patchy and/or blue, difficulty feeding (infants) or is too sick to drink fluids, trouble breathing or is breathing very quickly, racing heart or chest pain and lethargy, irritability or confusion.
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