Wisconsin child dies of a rare condition associated with COVID-19
Wisconsin child dies of a rare condition associated with COVID-19

Wisconsin child dies of a rare condition associated with COVID-19

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Wisconsin child has died of a rare condition associated with COVID-19.

It reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel On Friday, the child is the first in the state to die of multisystem inflammatory syndrome.

State health officials said the baby died sometime within the last month. The child was under the age of 10 and was from southeastern Wisconsin. The health authorities refused to provide further identification information.

Tom Haupt, an epidemiologist in the state’s respiratory diseases, says the child was one of 183 children in Wisconsin who have contracted the disease. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had registered 6,851 cases per year. January 31st.

The syndrome appears two to six weeks after a child has been exposed to COVID-19. Symptoms include prolonged fever, chest pain and abdominal pain similar to appendicitis and inability to stay awake. Greg Demuri, a pediatric infectious disease doctor with UW Health in Madison, said the disease can damage blood vessels and cause heart attacks. Doctors believe it is disproportionately affecting black and Hispanic children.

“The children are all universally very ill. They have fever, chest pain, vomiting, diarrhea,” he said. “The most important component is a weakening of the heart muscle. We have had to put a couple of children on heart medicine. ”

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