Rare inflammatory condition affects some kids with COVID-19

This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. On Monday, May 4, 2020, New York City health authorities issued an alert to doctors about severe inflammatory condition possibly linked with COVID-19 has been found in a cluster of U.S. children in New York City after first being reported in Europe. On Wednesday, New York said 64 potential cases had been reported to the state. Fever, abdominal pain and skin rashes are common symptoms of the unnamed condition, which has features similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome. (C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — With the number of cases of COVID-19 related illness on the rise in children, New York City is launching a multilingual PSA campaign to inform parents and caregivers.

New York City is now reporting 82 cases of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS), Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

53 of the PMIS patients tested positive for COVID-19 or antibodies, the mayor said. One has died.

If your child has symptoms including persistent fever, rash, abdominal pain and/or vomiting call your doctor immediately, city officials say.

Residents who need to consult a doctor are advised to call 311.

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