Children are usually unaffected by coronavirus, but are still able to spread it. But in a minute number of positive COVID-19 cases in children, however, a syndrome known as “Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children” (MIS-C) can threaten kids’ lives.
The symptoms of MIS-C, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyed and “feeling extra tired.”
The CDC also advised that “Be aware that not all children will have all the same symptoms.”
But as of Tuesday, no cases of the syndrome have been identified in Wisconsin yet, according to the Department of Health Services. But DHS is on the look out for cases and has sent advisories to physicians about how to identify MIS-C.