Source: Ohio Department of Health
In partnership with state and local health jurisdictions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a rare but serious complication associated with COVID-19. MIS-C is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.
According to CDC, children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, or fatigue. It is not yet known what causes MIS-C, but many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or had been around someone with the disease.
As of October 15, the number of confirmed MIS-C cases in the U.S. surpassed 1,000 with between 21-30 cases in Ohio. More information is available on the CDC website.