MYSTERY ILLNESS IN CHILDREN
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had said most children have less severe cases of the coronavirus, but now, medical professionals say a new illness could be linked to the virus. Children across the U.S. are suffering from it. New York is getting hit especially hard with at least 100 kids sick. Three children have died.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
I asked Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician, public health professor at George Washington University and former Health Commissioner in Baltimore. She says it’s a disease that causes multi-organ failure and inflammation of blood vessels. Researchers aren’t sure why children are getting it, and it’s still fairly rare.
SYMPTOMS FOR PARENTS TO LOOK FOR:
Parents should watch out for coronavirus symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat and loss of taste or smell. They should also look for other symptoms such as an unexplained rash and your child suddenly not feeling well.