Central Shenandoah Health district reports its first case of MIS-C associated with the coronavirus
ROANOKE, Va. Five children in Virginia have now had Multisystem Inflamitory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), according to the Virginia Department of Health. The latest case reported in the commonwealth was of a child who lives in the Central Shenandoah Health District. That health district contains Rockingham, Augusta, Rockbridge, Bath and Highland counties, as well as the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Lexington and Buena Vista. The other four cases reported were located in the Prince William, Alexandria and Fairfax health district. Two cases were reported in the Fairfax health district.
Whats the link between the coronavirus and the Kawasaki-like disease MIS-C?
Researchers now believe that some children diagnosed with Kawasaki disease between January and May might have actually had MIS-C instead. Szmuszkovicz: What we are seeing is a real range in the symptoms of MIS-C disease. We are also learning that some of the MIS-C children are getting very ill rapidly, which is very unusual in Kawasaki disease. Now we are going back to test all Kawasaki disease patients from Jan. 1 for antibodies for the coronavirus. Thats what we are seeing in N.Y. the MIS-C cases began to surge four weeks after the big surge of COVID cases there.latimes.com