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CDC: There is no evidence of novel coronavirus variants causing rare complications in children

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it does not know whether the new Corona variants cause more cases of a rare complication in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome or not, and there is no evidence for this yet.

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in children is an uncomfortable complication of corona infection, which can cause heart damage and usually appears about 3 weeks after a child is infected. While children are much less likely than adults to be admitted to hospital or die from Corona, children are as vulnerable to infection as adults, according to a report by "CNN".

About 2.68 million children in the United States have tested positive for the virus as of January 21, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the number of infections has increased recently. In the past week alone, 165,480 new cases of children were identified through the test, and this represents a 16% increase in Children's Covid-19 cases over a two-week period, with children accounting for 12.7% of all cases in the United States.

The CDC says that as of the end of December, it had reports of 1,659 cases of MIS-C.

And whether there are more contagious corona variants, there is a possibility that there will be more cases of polymyositis syndrome, but the CDC said that it does not yet have the evidence to determine whether the variants lead to more cases.

 The CDC advises parents or caregivers to contact a doctor immediately if children have a fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, a rash, eye congestion with blood, or excessive fatigue.

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