Denver – State public health officials said on Wednesday that in Colorado, 29 cases of mysterious inflammatory syndrome that still exist in children and young people have been confirmed, and it is believed that sequelae of the virus have caused COVID-19.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) stated that Colorado hospitals reported the largest number of Children’s Multiple System Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in December than in the entire pandemic so far.
The department said that the data corresponds to the surge in COVID-1
Public health officials and scientists are still working to find more information about the syndrome, which is most common in children who have COVID-19 or have been exposed to the virus. But CDPHE said that the official cause of MIS-C has not yet been determined.
As early as May this year, the department issued a warning to MIS-C. At that time, three children had been confirmed to have the syndrome. By July, two people died from MIS-C-the state said the deaths occurred in the spring.
CDPHE said on Wednesday that there were no further deaths related to the syndrome, which usually affects children between the ages of 5 and 15, but has been found in young people under the age of 20, including a local public health agency in Boulder County. A 20-year-old boy. Determined in October.
The chief medical officer of CDPHE said that as some Colorado school children return to the classroom, it is hoped that more regions hope they can start the process as soon as possible. The chief medical officer of CDPHE said that it is time to remind people that the syndrome may occur in frequent patients Children with mild cases of COVID-19 or asymptomatic people.
Dr. Eric France, chief medical officer of CDPHE, said: “We still know very little about MIS-C, and the significant increase in cases clearly reminds us that our children are also at risk of serious complications from COVID-19.” “With face to face For the recovery of learning, it is important for students to continue to take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as masking, distancing themselves, washing hands, and staying at home when sick.”
Symptoms associated with MIS-C include inflammation of the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal system, as well as fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, skin rash, eye congestion, etc.
CDPHE says that parents of children with symptoms should contact their child’s healthcare provider and seek emergency care in case of life-threatening symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, inability to stay awake, blue lips or face, or severe abdominal pain .
The department also recommends that children of all ages should be tested for COVID-19 if they develop symptoms.