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EDMONTON (660 NEWS)– Alberta Health is investigating three likely MIS-C (multisystem inflammatory syndrome in kids) cases that might be associated with COVID-19
The rare disease appears to establish weeks after a kid has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and can result in signs such as swelling of several organs, fever, rash, throwing up, diarrhea and abominable pain. It is also similar to a recognized health problem called Kawasaki illness.
This brings the overall variety of cases to four after the province revealed a case had actually been discovered in a child in the Calgary Zone.
Alberta Health states they have actually now found 2 other cases in the Calgary Zone and a third in the Edmonton Zone.
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw states the existing cases fulfill the broad definition of MIS-C.
” What we are trying to do at this minute is keep a wide adequate web that we can capture as numerous cases as possible,” Hinshaw said.
” While they are confirmed from our existing definition, that meaning does not presently require a medical diagnosis of COVID-19 because we want to make certain we do not miss any cases in this early information-gathering phase.”
Hinshaw added health officials are dealing with the federal government and territorial partners to figure out if there is a need to narrow the case definition to be more particular towards COVID-19
Having four cases of the illness didn’t come as a surprise to Hinshaw as the signs are extremely similar to Kawasaki disease.
” There might be some crossover in the events that we are getting,” she said.
All four were hospitalized however have because been discharged.
MIS-C can typically be treated with steroids.