Western Riverside County authorities have confirmed its first case of coronavirus related syndrome. It is a rare inflammatory syndrome, which is associated with COVID19. Authorities have said that it might be the second case of the multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in children. A young child has been diagnosed with such rare syndrome in the Coachella valley. This case has not been associated with any school so far. A health expert has informed that California has already reported around 47 cases of the same syndrome. The state has confirmed 140 new deaths due to COVID19.
Experts reveal that most people under 21 years, who have been diagnosed with COVID19 are at high risk of developing MIS-C. This condition can lead to inflammation in the heart, brain, kidney, lungs, skin, eyes, and gastrointestinal organs. It can result in life long health issues. Although children are at low risk of developing severe COVID19 infection, however, they can be diagnosed with this condition as easily as adults. Some of the children might develop serious complications as well. Health experts have indicated that it is time we should pay more attention to COVID19 infection in children, as it can cause long or short-term impacts on their health.
MIS-C includes symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, fever, neck pain, abdominal pain, fatigue, red-eye, and rashes on the skin. Health experts have requested parents to approach the medical facility at the earliest if they see any of these symptoms in their kids. The County authority has advised doctors to look for the possibility of such syndrome in children and inform the department if they come across any such cases. Many experts have also damned authority’s decision to resume businesses, which have been shut due to the COVID19 pandemic. At present, Riverside County comes under the most restrictive or in purple color code. Hair salon and indoor malls are all set to reopen. Shopping malls are limited to only 25 percent capacity. If the region shows some growth rate in decreasing the COVID19 cases, the authority might lift more restrictions.