Omaha, Neb. (WOWT) – A COVID warning for young people. Children’s Hospital and Medical Center is handling its largest number of cases known as MISC.
It is a rare, complex syndrome associated with the virus that can inflame a child’s heart and other organs.
As vaccination continues across the country, young people are last on the list. Experts believe that the recent lift is associated with leisure travel and celebrations.
For most of the summer, the boys had two patients a month with MISC. In December, he had 10.
January will overtake him.
Pediatrician of the Children’s Hospital Dr. Jean Ballweg said, “We know that more than 50% of our pediatric patients have cardiac manifestations of MIS-C and are severe. Some of our children are required to be on the heart-lung machine. Many require intubat and IV meds to support the heart. We have a follow-up program and will stay for one year after discharge. I doubt people associated with the heart, we will follow indefinitely. “
What is really a hassle for baby heart doctors, no one really knows the long-term effects of this syndrome.
They want this to be a warning to be cautious in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
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