Second Pediatric Flu Death of 2020; MIS-C in Mississippi
May 27, 2020
Additionally, as a reminder, Mississippi still only has one case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). The case (reported last week) was in a child in Central Mississippi who tested positive for COVID-19 and has since been discharged from the hospital. MSDH is also investigating other suspected cases.
MIS-C in an inflammatory illness found in children under 18 years of age and may be associated with previous COVID-19 infection. The illness is rare and not contagious.
“Again, while the number of COVID-19 cases in children has been relatively low, the virus has the potential to cause severe illness and complications in children. This syndrome presents itself post-COVID-19 infection,” said Dobbs.
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