The World Health Organisation called on clinicians worldwide to be «on the alert» during a press briefing in Geneva on Friday.
WHO were responding to reports of a new COVID-19-linked inflammatory disease that has been targeting children.
«In the past weeks, reports from Europe and North America have described a small number of children being admitted to intensive care units with a multi-system... Еще inflammatory condition with some features similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome,» explained the WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
A number of children have gone on to die from the condition.
Ghebreyesus went on to announce that WHO had developed a preliminary case definition and a case report for the new disease.
«Initial reports hypothesize that this syndrome may be related to COVID-19,» he stated.