Panic as deadly disease targeting children in Asia – fears for new terrifying outbreak

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According to health authorities, symptoms of Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) are similar to toxic shock and the deadly Kawasaki disease.

Symptoms include fever, rashes and heart inflammation.

Reuters report that the MIS-C cases have been recorded around the world in Britain, France, Italy, Spain and the United States.

New York reported more than 100 cases of the potentially deadly virus.

The rare virus is officially called Paediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome potentially associated with COVID-19.

As the COVID-19 outbreak began, researchers believed children were less likely to be badly impacted by the pandemic.

However, the new syndrome has increased fears that the coronavirus could pose a greater risk to children than was what originally believed.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said they found two suspected cases of MIS-C involving an 11-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl.

Both children had tested negative for COVID-19 but further analysis is being undertaken.

The boy has reportedly been released from hospital and the girl is expected to be discharged soon.

KCDC director Jeong Eun-kyeong said: “Both of the two children have recovered from the symptoms.

“We’re carrying out a COVID-19 antibody test on them to reconfirm whether they were infected, and will determine after the test whether they make the MIS-C cases.”

Kwak Jin, a KCDC official, said the children had both been treated as if they would for Kawasaki disease.

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Meanwhile, Kawasaki disease was linked to the COVID-19 virus last month by scientists.

Suni Sood, a paediatrician at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York, previously said cases of Kawasaki disease emerged around four to six weeks after a child had been infected.

He said: “They had the virus, the body fought it off earlier.

“But now there’s this delayed exaggerated immune response.”

In the UK, an eight-month-old baby passed away after he was admitted to Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital back in April suffering from a ruptured aneurysm.

He reportedly had no underlying health conditions.

Alexander Parsons was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease which caused blood vessels throughout the body to swell after a ‘pinprick’ rash, fever and swollen lymph nodes developed.

His mother, Kathryn Rowlands, 29, heartbreakingly said she will “never be whole again” as the baby tragically passed away in her arms.

She told the Mirror: “I can’t believe I carried him for longer than he was alive.

“I will never be whole again.

“And more parents will be in the same unimaginable position unless the Government starts to listen to the advice of scientists and stops gambling with people’s lives.

“The doctors and nurses who fought to save Alex were incredible – but if they’d known more about the Cover-Kawasaki link, they possibly could have done more.”

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