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8 cases of MIS-C reported in children in Clark County

Posted at 11:21 AM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 21:29:48-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of eight cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in Clark County. All eight cases are reported in children under the age of 14, all of whom tested positive for COVID-19. All eight were hospitalized and have been discharged.

Starting Sept. 8, the Health District’s COVID-19 Dashboard will include the number of confirmed cases of MIS-C reported in Clark County.

MIS-C is rare and is still being studied by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn more about it and its impact on children. While there isn’t a known cause, many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or close contact with someone who did.

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Symptoms can include fever, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, and fatigue. Not all children will have the same symptoms. If symptoms in a child develop, parents should contact a health care provider immediately. Parents should seek emergency care right away if their child is having trouble breathing or experiencing severe chest or stomach pain. MIS-C is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. Treatment includes supportive care for symptoms and various medications to treat the inflammation.