Some Children's Hospitals See a Surge in Rare COVID-19 Complication

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  • Many Children's hospitals are seeing a spike in a rare COVID-19 complication called multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)
  • Although COVID-19 rarely causes severe disease in children, some children develop this severe complication
  • Doctors are yet to fully understand the condition, but say the disease causes widespread inflammation in the body, which could be life-threatening
  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there have been 2,617 cases of MIS-C in the country before March 1, and 33 children have died
  • That's up from early February, when 2,060 cases and 30 deaths were reported