Cuomo: three children in New York died from a rare syndrome associated with COVID-19

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Cuomo: three children in New York died from a rare syndrome associated with COVID-19

Experts do not believe that coronavirus is not a deadly danger for children

Already three children in New York died from a rare inflammatory syndrome, which is thought to be associated with the new coronavirus. On Saturday said, Governor Andrew Cuomo. Previously it was thought that COVID-19 overall, not a deadly danger for children.

On Friday, Cuomo announced the death of five children, sick with coronavirus, which resulted in the complication of the syndrome with symptoms of toxic shock and Kawasaki disease. In General, the state, the coronavirus has claimed the lives of at least three young people. The Governor did not provide details of their age or the circumstances of their death.

According to Cuomo, he was concerned that the last case with the emergence of the syndrome in a child means increased risk to children who previously were considered largely immune to severe forms COVID-19, respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus.

The Governor said that the state now is aware of 73 cases where children infected COVID-19, observed symptoms of the same syndrome – in the first place, inflammation of the blood vessels, which in turn can cause heart problems.

Cuomo said that the ill children when tested for COVID-19 were tested positive, however, the symptoms, he said, appeared after that, when patients were hospitalized.

Calling it a “truly disturbing” event, the Governor said that experts had previously been under the impression that young people are not exposed to the risk of coronavirus.

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“We are no longer sure about this – he said – it is possible that it lasted for several weeks and [this syndrome] was not diagnosed as the associated with COVID”.

According to Cuomo, the Department of the health of New York in conjunction with the new York genome center and the Rockefeller University is trying to figure out whether there is a genetic basis for the emergence of the syndrome, cases of which were first registered in the UK, Italy, and Spain.

The Federal Centers for control and disease prevention has asked new York to develop the national criteria to identify the syndrome.

The syndrome causes the symptoms of toxic shock, and also similar to Kawasaki disease, which causes fever, skin rash, swelling glands, and in severe cases to inflammation of the heart arteries. Kawasaki disease affects mostly infants and children aged 1 to 5 years, its origin is unknown.

Scientists are still trying to determine whether the syndrome is associated with a novel coronavirus because not all children with this syndrome have been diagnosed COVID-19.