Wisconsin child dies of multisystem inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19
Wisconsin child dies of multisystem inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19

Wisconsin child dies of multisystem inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19

MADISON, Wisconsin (WBAY) – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has confirmed that a child in Wisconsin has died of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. It is a rare condition associated with COVID-19.

DHS says the 10-year-old lived in southeastern Wisconsin. DHS will not release further information about the patient.

“We are saddened to report that a child has passed away from MIS-C,” said State Health Chief Paula Tran. “Although COVID-19 cases are declining across the state, we are still seeing very high levels of disease transmission in all 72 counties. As COVID-19 continues to cause illness, hospitalizations and deaths in our communities, we urge all Wisconsinites to take steps to protect themselves from COVID-19. “

MIS-C causes parts of the body to become inflamed. It can affect the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain and other organs.

Most cases occur in children aged 3 to 12 who were exposed to COVID-19.

Parents are advised to monitor for these symptoms and consult a physician:

  • Persistent fever
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain or pressure that does not go away
  • Confusion
  • Inability to wake up or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Severe abdominal pain

DHS recommends everyone 5 years and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19. They recommend everyone 12 years and older to get a booster dose.

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