New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio alerted the public on Wednesday about a potentially fatal illness called pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome (PMIS), of which there are 82 confirmed cases in the city.
According to the mayor, the number of cases had gone up consistently in recent days from a point where they had «literally no acknowledgement» to 82 cases. He said that out of the total... Еще, «53 of these cases have either tested positive for COVID-19 or had COVID-19 antibodies.»
«This is what you need to look for. Persistent fever, rash, abdominal pain, vomiting, those problems. Even one of them could suggest this syndrome. But in combination, they especially are worrisome. So when you see these problems, reach out to a health care professional immediately,» he added.
«Vigilance is crucial. Our health commissioner issued an alert to all healthcare providers to immediately both look for these symptoms in children and act on them but also report any and all activity to the health department so we can understand better how to fight back this problem.»
Since the outbreak began, there have been over 1,389,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US and over 84,000 deaths of people with the virus thus far, according to data compiled by John Hopkins University.
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