ALERT: Advisory on COVID-19 Related Syndrome in Children

May 20, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) have issued a Health Advisory for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The CDC also hosted a call with clinicians yesterday on this advisory and how you can recognize the symptoms of MIS-C. You can review the presentation slides and download the transcript here.

Read the CDC’s advisory here.
Read the NCDHHS advisory, with reporting information, here.

The specific features of this inflammatory syndrome are still being determined, but reports include features of Toxic Shock Syndrome and/or Kawasaki Disease. Additional reported features include laboratory evidence of inflammation and single or multi-organ dysfunction.

NCDHHS is requesting voluntary reporting of cases of this syndrome to the Communicable Disease Branch epidemiologist on call. Please use the patient summary form on page three of this memo and submit to the Communicable Disease Branch via secure fax at 919-733-0490 to the attention of “MIS-C surveillance.” If you have questions, please contact the Communicable Disease Branch epidemiologist hT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) have issued a Health Advisory for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The CDC also hosted a call with clinicians yesterday on this advisory and how you can recognize the symptoms of MIS-C. You can review the presentation slides and download the transcript here.

Read the CDC’s advisory here.
Read the NCDHHS advisory, with reporting information, here.

The specific features of this inflammatory syndrome are still being determined, but reports include features of Toxic Shock Syndrome and/or Kawasaki Disease. Additional reported features include laboratory evidence of inflammation and single or multi-organ dysfunction.

NCDHHS is requesting voluntary reporting of cases of this syndrome to the Communicable Disease Branch epidemiologist on call. Please use the patient summary form on page three of this memo and submit to the Communicable Disease Branch via secure fax at 919-733-0490 to the attention of “MIS-C surveillance.” If you have questions, please contact the Communicable Disease Branch epidemiologist hT

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