Move Over COVID: Mystery Illness Targeting Children

Move Over COVID: Mystery Illness Targeting Children

( – As if COVID-19 hasn’t caused American families enough problems the way it is, there’s something else lurking out there. There has been a sudden outbreak of a mystery illness that seems to be affecting children specifically. According to experts, this illness looks to be linked to the COVID-19 virus.

More than 100 cases of this new infection have been confirmed in the US. Unfortunately, there have been at least three deaths linked to this mysterious illness. They’re calling it Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome. Children ranging from five years old to teenagers seem to be the affected age group.

This new illness apparently comes about after a child’s body has developed antibodies to COVID-19. The virus can cause the immune system to overreact, causing a variety of issues similar to Kawasaki Disease. Symptoms include:

  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Vomiting

Washington DC, along with 12 other states, have confirmed cases so far. The state of New York has 93 on its own. Despite being rare, this complication can be deadly and calls for prompt action.

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