64 kids hospitalised in NY with disease possibly related to COVID-19

64 kids hospitalised in NY with disease possibly related to COVID-19

64 kids hospitalised in NY with disease possibly related to COVID-19

There's good news here because, thus far, none of the children have died, but doctors don't know a whole lot, yet, about the syndrome and why it's happening.

Health officials say the illness is similar to Kawasaki disease a rare blood vessel disorder.

A survey by the New York State Department of Health found the children to have a new pediatric multi-symptom inflammatory syndrome with symptoms similar to toxic shock or Kawasaki disease, which can lead to inflammation of the blood vessels.

"It is unlikely that the child will get sick Covid-19, and even more unlikely that the child will get sick and this disease".

"We haven't seen any fatalities yet, but we are very concerned by what we're seeing", he said, adding, "We're learning more every day about how COVID-19 affects the body". "This is a ferocious disease", Mayor de Blasio tweeted.

At least 15 children in New York City have experienced some of these symptoms, according to the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Britain's National Health Service first sounded the alarm last month, warning about a small rise in children infected with the coronavirus that have "overlapping features of toxic shock syndrome and atypical Kawasaki disease". "Early recognition by pediatricians and referral to a specialist including to critical care is essential".

"Clinical features vary, depending on the affected organ system, but have been noted to include features of Kawasaki disease or features of shock; however, the full spectrum of disease is not yet known".

Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which The Epoch Times refers to as the CCP virus, isolated from a patient.

Howard Zucker issued an alert to medical providers regarding the "potential association" between "multi-syndrome inflammatory syndrome" - or Kawasaki disease - and COVID-19. Patients may also develop heart, kidney, gastrointestinal or neurological disorders.

A potentially fatal inflammatory syndrome that has afflicted about 100 children worldwide could have arisen from an overreaction from their immune system in response to the coronavirus, experts have said.

"When testing for antibodies, we are testing if someone had the virus at some point and if their body was able to clear the infection".

Sixty-four children in New York State have been hospitalized with a rare, life-threatening inflammatory illness linked to the coronavirus, a new state Health Department report released Wednesday reveals. It said five of the 15 needed a mechanical ventilator and a lot of them "required blood pressure support". The mysterious new syndrome has cropped up in recent weeks among children in hot spots around the country, in an indication that the risk to children may be greater than anticipated. One, a previously healthy 14-year-old boy, died of a stroke after being admitted.

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