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Signs your child has COVID-19: What to watch for

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Signs your child has COVID-19: What to watch for

Signs your child has COVID-19: What to watch for

As some students prepare to return to school, Children's Mercy health officials talk COVID-19 symptoms, spread and complications in children.

41 ACTION NEWS ISFOCUSED ON HELPINGYOUR FAMILY GO "SAFELYBACK TO SCHOOL" -- IT'SPART OF OUR REBOUNDKANSAS CITY INITIATIVE.LAST WEEK -- THEUNIVERSITY OF KANSASHEALTH SYSTEMREPORTED A PEDIATRICPATIENT DIED FROMCOVID-19.SO FAR CHILDREN'SMERCY HAS NOT HAD ANYPEDIATRIC DEATHS.BUT THEY ARE SEEINGSOME YOUNG PATIENTSWITH COMPLICATIONS.41 ACTION NEWS ANCHORCAITLIN KNUTE TALKED TOONE OF THEIR DOCTORSTO FIND OUT WHATPARENTS NEED TO WATCHOUT FOR AS STUDENTSHEAD BACK TO SCHOOL.Caitlin Knute, KCMO:"As of the end of last week..Children's mercy hadconfirmed close to 250pediatric patients.

It soundslike a big number..

But that'salso out of more than 83-hundred kids who were tested.At last check, they also hadone child hospitalized.

So weasked them, of the patientsthey're seeing, what are themost common symptoms?"Jennifer Schuster, M.D.PediatricInfectious Diseases Physician,Children's Mercy"In children one of thecommon things we're seeingare cough or shortness ofbreath, increase work ofbreathing, we're seeing fever,nausea, vomiting, diarhea.

Iour older children, we'reseeing what we're maybeseeing described in adults,which is loss of sense of tasteor smell."DOCTORS SAY THEY'REALSO SEEING OLDERPEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITHSORE THROATS ANDHEADACHES.THOSE ARE SYMPTOMSTWO SHAWNEE SISTERSEXPERIENCED WHEN THEYBATTLED THECORONAVIRUS BACK INMARCH.Claire Green, Had Covid-19: "It was kind of just like acoldfor me, but my voice wasreally hoarse, and my throatwas pretty dry."CLAIRE GREEN FELTBETTER IN 3 DAYS.

HERSISTER'S SYMPTOMSLASTED A WEEK.Grace Green, Had Covid-19: "I've never really been sicklike that before, I was just sotired, and then just like amigraine the whole week."While both girls haverecovered, there are rarecases with tragic outcomes.That includes a 9 year old girlin Florida... the Sunshinestate's youngest covid-19related death.Her family is now speaking outagainst sending kids back toschool amid rising casenumbers.DeJeon Cain, Family spokesperson"So the message I want to getout, number one is to ourgovernor.

Don't use our kids inthe state of floridas as pawns.as experiments."Here in the Metro, Children'sMercy isn't makingrecommendations on whetherstudents should or shouldn'treturn to school.

They sayparents need to decide what'sright for their family.However the hospital systemis offering guidance on bestpractices for schools that doreopen.Dr. Schuster" "They include keeping deskapart, physical barriers.

Forparents they include guidancon when and how to keep kidsat home.

For schools theyinclude recommendations onhow to do routine cleaning aswell as after a child has beensick at school."Doctors say if your studentdoes return to school, here'swhen you should keep themhome: if they they run a feverof 100.4 or higher.

If theyshow signs of illness, suchcough, headaches, sorethroat, vomiting, diarrhea orbody aches.

Or if your childhas had close contact to aknown covid-19 case.

Asalways, you can find muchmore on our website,KSHB.com.

In front ofChildren's Mercy, I'm CaitlinKnute, 41 Action News.OVERALL... CHILDREN'SMERCY SAYS THE CASESTHEY'RE SEEING ARE MILD,WITH THE EXCEPTION OFEIGHT PEDIATRIC PATIENTSWHO DEVELOPED MULTI-SYSTEM INFLAMMATORYSYNDROME... OR MIS-C... ACONDITION THAT APPEARSTO OCCUR 3 TO 4 WEEKSAFTER CONTRACTINGCOVID.IT CAN CAUSEINFLAMMATION IN VARIOUSPARTS OF THE BODY..INCLUDING THE HEART..




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