"And in some children, they tested positive for Covid-19 and other children have not".
As of Thursday night, there were no reported cases in Colorado, but our local Children's Hospital said they are ready to treat patients if it does hit home.
The guidance follows several reports of the syndrome in France, Italy, Spain and Britain and more than 100 cases in the State of NY.
The trend was not limited to the United Kingdom and Italy, with the US, France, Spain and Switzerland all also having reported cases.
In an alert issued Thursday, the CDC called the condition multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.
Earlier yesterday it emerged that the Mater Hospital is under investigation for an alleged delay in reporting 244 cases of the coronavirus among health staff which dates back to mid-March, but it only came to the notice of the Department of Health on Wednesday. This suggests those patients might've been previously infected with the coronavirus.
The article reported that eight of these 10 had tested positive for COVID-19, with the remaining two possibly being false negatives, indicating a 30-fold increase after the coronavirus pandemic erupted.
Children are less likely than adults to develop COVID-19 and their illnesses usually are less severe although they can spread the disease without showing symptoms. "It's not like the fear of COVID-19 where we know there are no treatments and it's a matter of luck". However, the New York City Department of Health found some tell-tale signs. Symptoms include prolonged high fever, skin rash, eye problems and swollen extremities. Less than half of the patients experienced respiratory symptoms.
"We do not know what the prevalence is of the condition in MA yet, and that's why the public health order is so important", said Marylou Sudders, the state's secretary of health and human services, at a press conference Thursday with Governor Charlie Baker. Others have suffered severe complications.
Children under the age of 4 make up 35 percent of the PMIS cases and kids between 5 and 9 represent 25 percent of cases, data show. "The association between SARS-CoV-2 and Kawasaki-like disease should be taken into account when it comes to considering social reintegration policies for the [pediatric] population".
"The good news is that, like Kawasaki disease, nearly all the kids are treatable", he added. Experts say probably not.
Research efforts should aim at determining what role the coronavirus, if any, plays in causing PIMS, it said. Dr. Chang points out one major reason: Kawaksaki disease shares similar symptoms to MIS-C, but there are also large differences.
Researchers have linked the new syndrome with Covid-19.
According to Daniel J. Penny, M.D.
What's becoming clear is the difference between Kawasaki disease that was first identified in the 1960s in Japan, and the potentially more deadly pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome.
Dr. Hanna said the timing of this outbreak was "suspicious". But inflammation was much milder among patients in the previous five years.