WRGB: Mysterious Illness Kills Multiple NY Children, Gov. Cuomo Instructs DOH to Investigate

Arthur Gran, M.D., infectious disease specialist at St. Peter’s Health Partners, was interviewed by WRGB/CBS6 News about a new pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome that has sickened dozens of children in New York state.

From the story:

Physicians say this illness bears some resemblance to a rare condition called Kawasaki disease, which has symptoms such as: prolonged fever, abdominal symptoms, change in color of the skin and lips, or chest pain.

“The syndrome we’re talking about seems to be something similar to that, but it’s way too early to know whether it’s the same thing,” replied Gran.

When asked about the symptoms and the rarity of the condition, Dr. Gran said: “Parents worry about their children catching lots of things and I think this is something to add to the pile of worry…but, there’s many unanswered questions about it because we just don’t know that much about it yet.”

Physicians are highly recommending that you seek medical attention if your child is experiencing any of these symptoms.

“Anybody who’s having serious symptoms: difficulty breathing, significant abdominal pain, extensive rash, uncontrollable vomiting…these are the serious symptoms that warrant an emergency room visit or immediate visit with a doctor,” said Gran.

Click here to watch WRGB’s report.

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