Clark County, Ohio - Clark County Combined Health District (CCCHD) has confirmed the first Clark County case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).The patient is under the age of 5 and is currently recovering at Dayton Children’s Hospital.
MIS-C is a new syndrome in children and teens that is believed to be associated with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. While the syndrome is very rare, it can be dangerous. MIS-C causes inflammation of the blood vessels throughout the body that can limit blood flow, damaging the heart, kidneys, and other organs. Symptoms usually develop within four weeks of being exposed to COVID-19 and include fever, unusual weakness or fatigue, a red rash, abdominal (belly) pain, vomiting, diarrhea, red/cracked lips, red eyes, swollen hands, or feet. MIS-C is treatable, children showing symptoms should be seen by a doctor immediately.
“This is just another example of how dangerous this virus can be” said Charles Patterson, Clark County Health Commissioner. “It is critical for Clark County residents to do everything we can to slow the spread of the virus by continuing to follow recommended social distancing guidelines and wearing masks in public. Our community must keep protecting one another.”
More information for parents can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children/mis-c.html