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Florida's surgeon general issues warning about coronavirus-related illness in children

Video Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach - Duration: 01:47s - Published
Florida's surgeon general issues warning about coronavirus-related illness in children

Florida's surgeon general issues warning about coronavirus-related illness in children

Florida’s surgeon general has acknowledged that a syndrome that attacks children and is associated with COVID-19 has surfaced in Florida, adding a scary new dimension to the battle against the coronavirus in the state.

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REPORTED IN SOUTH FLORIDA...RIGHT NOW THOSE CHILDREN AREIN INTENSIVE CARE AT TWODIFFERENT HOSPITALS IN MIAMI.WE KNOW ..TWO OF THOSECHILDREN ARE SHOWING SIGNS OFIMPROVEMENT.

WPTV NEWSCHANNEL5WHAT PARENTS NEED TO PAYATTENTION TO.<< DOCTORS SAY A RARE BUTPOTENTIALLY DEADLY SYNDROME ISAPPEARING IN CHILDREN WHOEITHER HAVE BEEN OR AREINFECTED WITH COVID-19AN INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE INTHE BODY WHICH COULD INFECTMULTIPLE SYSTEMS BE IT THEKIDNEYS, THE HEART, THEINTESTINES DR. MARCOS MESTRE -PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST ATNICKLAUS CHILDRENSAYS TYPICALLY MULTISYSTEMINFLAMMATORY SYNDROME CAAPPEAR 3 TO 4 WEEKS AFTER ACOVID-19 INFECTIONSYNDROME ITSELF IS NOTCONTAGIOUS.

SYMPTOMS ANDTREATMENT ARE SIMILAR TOKAWASAKI'S DISEASE.

2:37TYPICALLY YOUOF THE EYES, INFLAMMATION OFTHE HANDS AND FEET, SWELLINGOF THE HANDS AND FEET THEYCOULD ALSO BE RED, A RASH THATCOVERS THE BODY THEY COULDHAVE SWELLING OF THE LYMPHNODE USUALLY IN THE AREA OFTHE NECK DR. MESTRE SAYSCHILDREN WILL ALSO USUALLYHAVE A PERSISTENT HIGH FEVER -ABDOMINAL PAIN, VOMITING ANDDIARRHEA ARE ALSO SYMPTOMS.THIS SYNDROME IS CONCERNINGFOR LISA NOEL WHO HAS A 4 WEEKOLD INFANT AND A TODDLER ATHOME& 4:17 YOUIT IS OVER EVERYTHING THATGOING ON AND THEN YOU JUST ADDTHAT TO IT LISA ALSO HAS ATEENAGE BOYTHAT MANY CHILDREN AREASYMPTOMATIC TO COVID-19MESTRE SAYS ITS IMPORTANT THATPARENTS SEEK MEDICAL CARE IFTHEIR CHILD SHOWS ANYSYMPTOMS...ALTHOUGH IT IS RARE- NEW YORK HAS HAD DEATHSASSOCIATED WITH IT.

7:29MENTALLY ITS GOING TO MESS USALL UP FOR A VERY LONG TIMEANYTIME THEY GET SICK YOUGOING TO BE TERRIFIED ITSGOING TO BE THIS MICHELLEQUESADA WPTV NEWSCHANNEL 5.




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