A mysterious new coronavirus-related illness has hit the globe in recent weeks, After Kawasaki Condition Link To Coronavirus Seen In Childrens.
The illness is an ‘inflammatory syndrome’, similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome.
Governor of New York has revealed that the illness has affected children in at least 15 states across the US, as well as in five other European countries.
He cited a change in skin colour and a racing heart as just two of a ‘wide array of symptoms’, adding: “Parents have to be aware of this.
“As a parent I can tell you, this is every parent’s worst nightmare. It’s truly disturbing.”
Kawasaki disease is a condition that mainly affects children under the age of 5, and is also known as Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome.
According to the NHS, the disease has seven symptoms must be aware of:-
- Fever for more than 5 days
- A Rash
- Swollen glands in the neck
- Dry, cracked lips
- Red fingers or toes
- Red eyes
Doctors have now reported cases of the mysterious illness in United Kingdom, United States, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.
Very First reports were in the UK, where there are believed to be at least 12 cases.
Meanwhile, France’s health minister revealed earlier this month that the illness has been seen in ‘about 15 children of all ages.’
Cases have been reported in Spain, Italy and Switzerland, listing Fever, Digestive issues and Vascular inflammation as key symptoms.