A surge in omicron cases in New York may be linked to an increase in children suffering from a rare disease

2022-06-20 0 By

A children’s hospital in Long Island, New York, has treated more than 100 children with multiple systemic inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in the past three weeks, Fox News reported Wednesday.Doctors say some children with COVID-19 may develop the rare disease, and the recent increase could be linked to the surge in omicron cases.According to Dr. Matthew Harris, a pediatric emergency physician at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, 14 mis-C cases have been reported in the past three weeks. The children, most of whom have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, are more severe, with fever, rash, abdominal pain and other symptoms.Since the omicron outbreak began, the hospital has treated a total of 110 mis-C children between the ages of 6 months and 19 years, with an average age of 8 to 9 years.Fifty-five children were admitted to intensive care, and most needed cardiovascular support to treat heart inflammation in MIS-C, Dr. Harris said.Harris linked the recent increase in MIS-C cases to a surge in CORONAVIRUS cases in the United States caused by the Omicron variant strain between December 2021 and January of this year.Many children are infected with Omicron, and while it is impossible to prove that the strain directly causes MIS-C, the number of MIS-C cases will grow as more children are infected with COVID-19.Despite nearly 900 deaths in children so far, There have been no reported deaths from MIS-C, Harris said.Overseas network February 10 (li Jiangshan) statement: reprint this article is for the purpose of passing more information.If the source is wrong or violated your legitimate rights and interests, please contact the author with proof of ownership, we will promptly correct, delete, thank you.Email address: newmedia@xxcb.cn