WATCH: Covenant Children’s hosts news conference to discuss a rise in cases of MIS-C in West Texas
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Covenant Children’s held a joint press conference Nov. 11 at 2 pm with Dr. Amy Thompson and Dr. Lara Johnson with Texas Tech Physicians to discuss a rise in cases of Multi Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) in our area.
According to the CDC, Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.
Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal (gut) pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, or feeling extra tired. We do not yet know what causes MIS-C. However, many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had been around someone with COVID-19.
All attendees had to wear a mask and have their temperatures checked.
KCBD streamed the news conference live on social media and on the KCBD app.
Copyright 2020 KCBD. All rights reserved.