The New York City Department of Health recorded 38 COVID-19 cases among children with the majority of them between the age of five and nine, the city's Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot said.
Six patients at Boston Children's Hospital are undergoing treatment for an inflammatory illness that may be linked to COVID-19.
Doctors encourage anyone who notices symptoms in their child such as prolonged high fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or a change in skin color to seek medical help immediately.
At least three children in New York State have died as a result of the syndrome and authorities there are monitoring at least 85 other cases.
"Pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome (PMIS) is a new health condition appearing in children in NY and elsewhere", officials noted.
"It's reported that NY may have around 100 cases".
"For example right now, children presenting with Covid-19 who actually have a very unusual inflammatory syndrome very similar to Kawasaki syndrome", Fauci said. The State Health Department will be looking at genetic factors playing a role in this syndrome in studies to be done alongside the NY Genome Center and Rockefeller University.
Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, a primary care pediatrician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Broadway Practice who has been treating cases of pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, echoes this assertion-and feels especially inclined to provide solace to the more vulnerable populations in the U.S.
The illness is similar to Kawasaki syndrome or toxic shock and causes inflammation in blood vessels.
That's what Bobby Dean's family did, even though they live in Steuben County, which has only 239 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and is in a part of the state set to start reopening some workplaces on Friday.
"In some cases, children present with shock and some have features of Kawasaki disease, whereas others may present with signs of cytokine storm".
Has Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome impacted Western New York? Why certain children are more at risk than others remains unknown, but Altmann posits that it likely has to do with a child's immune system response to the virus.
Professor Murphy says it is unlikely Australia will see a spike in cases of the mysterious disease which is like Kawasaki.
"This is a new development in which we did not expect and it's very, very troubling to me", Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said in an interview with 7 Eyewitness News Tuesday night.
Strainic added that most patients who are found positive for COVID-19 are identified as positive through antibody testing rather than initial, diagnostic testing. "I don't think anyone knows for sure if there is a clear cut link to the virus, but there is a suspicion of it", Dr. Roshni Mathew, pediatric infectious disease specialist at Packard, told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Why would children have different symptoms than adults? .