BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – North Dakota Department of Health said, through a press release, the first confirmed case of Multifaceted Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in a child with COVID-19 North Dakota.
In the press release, MIS-C is described as a “rare condition where different parts of a child’s body can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or muscles. digestive system ”.
As of October 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had received reports of 1,163 confirmed cases of MIS-C and 20 deaths in the United States.
Full press release below.
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has confirmed the first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in a child with COVID-19. The baby has been discharged from the hospital and is resting at home.
MIS-C is a rare condition in which different parts of a child’s body can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or digestive organs. Children with MIS-C present with persistent fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes and fatigue. The long-term effects of the disease are still unknown.
“This development is an unfortunate reminder that COVID-19 can affect people of all ages, even children,” said Dr. Joan Connell, medical officer and pediatrician at NDDoH. said. “The best way to help prevent your child from having MIS-C is to take action to avoid exposure to COVID-19 and teach your child how to do it.”
Dr. Connell explains that MIS-C can start several weeks after a child becomes infected or comes into contact with someone who has COVID-19. The cause of MIS-C is not known yet, but many MIS-C cases have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus or have had a person with COVID-19.
Parents should contact a healthcare provider if their child has symptoms of MIS-C and should go to the emergency room if their child has difficulty breathing, pain or tightness in the chest does not go away, new confusion, unable to wake or being awake, pale lips or face, or severe stomach pain.
As of October 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had received reports of 1,163 confirmed cases of MIS-C and 20 deaths in the United States. Additional cases are under investigation. Cases have occurred in children aged 1 year to 20 years, with most patients between 1 and 14.
NDDoH recommends that everyone take necessary daily actions to avoid infection with the virus that causes COVID-19:
Wash your hands often to limit your contact with germs.
· Avoid close contact.
· Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around other people.
· Cover cough / sneeze attacks.
· Stay home if you feel sick.
For more information on MIS-C and COVID-19, visit www.cdc.gov/mis-c/index.html.
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