Rare pediatric illness confirmed in Tampa teen

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Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome is an alarming new illness that is attacking children and doctors say there is a strong link to COVID-19.

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The Florida Department of Health tells 10 Investigates there are eight confirmed cases refuses to say where those cases are or what the ages are of the children diagnosed.

Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, or MIS-C, is something doctors knew nothing about prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MIS-C resembles other diseases that doctors have treated for years including toxic shock syndrome and Kawasaki Disease. ‘This syndrome, as the name reflects, inflames multiple systems.

While frightening, it is rare. 10 Investigates went through the numbers of children ages 17 and younger who have tested positive for COVID-19 in both Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.’

Publisher: wtsp.com
Date: 5/28/2020 8:34:39 PM
Twitter: @10TampaBay
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Sunburn ‘ The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics ‘ 5.15.20

Coronavirus by the numbers ‘ A variety of state agencies updated numbers to give a snapshot of the coronavirus in Florida, both in the number of cases and the economic effect. Agencies reporting include the Florida Departments of Health, Corrections, Economic Opportunity and Health Care Administration.

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‘ 86: Increase in Homestead Correctional Institution inmates who have tested positive from a Wednesday count.

‘ 1,425,295: Confirmed ‘unique’ unemployment claims from March 15 to Wednesday, as some people submitted more than one claim.

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Ousted federal immunologist Rick Bright warns Congress of ‘darkest winter’‘ via The Associated Press ‘ America faces the ‘darkest winter in modern history’ unless leaders act decisively to prevent a rebound of the coronavirus, says a government whistleblower who alleges he was ousted from his job after warning the Donald Trump administration to prepare for the pandemic. Immunologist Dr. Rick Bright, wearing a protective mask, testified Thursday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. A federal watchdog agency has found ‘reasonable grounds’ that Bright was removed from his post after sounding the alarm at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Publisher: Florida Politics – Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government.
Date: 2020-05-15T12:25:07+00:00
Twitter: @Fla_Pol
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The’Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘thinks symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.

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Hillsborough County reports local dengue case, 12th in the state

Hillsborough County, FL health officials are reporting a confirmed local transmission of dengue fever, prompting the issuance of a mosquito-borne advisory.

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In addition, Florida has seen a larger number of travel-associated dengue cases this year. Through Oct. 5, 248 cases in individuals with travel history to a dengue endemic country have been reported.

Dengue is a virus spread through mosquito bites through the Aedes mosquitoes which also spread chikungunya and Zika virus. Most people infected with dengue have mild or no symptoms. Those that do develop symptoms recover after about one week.

Publisher: Tampa Dispatch
Date: 2019-10-14T23:00:40+00:00
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