Yakima Child Diagnosed With Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
It's called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome and Yakima Health District officials say a child in Yakima County has been diagnosed with the syndrome that's related to COVID-19.
A news release from the district says the child is under the age of 10 and after being admitted to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital the child was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for further treatment.
The child in Yakima is one of five cases identified in Washington State.
A warning to parents of young children. Health officials say you need to call your child's doctor if your child has a persistent fever for several days of more than 100.4. Other symptoms include irritability or decreased activity, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, red or pink eyes, red, cracked lips or red, bumpy tongue that looks like a strawberry and swollen hands and feet, which might also be red.