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Number Of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Cases Grows To 93 In New York State

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Parents are increasingly anxious as more kids battle covered nineteen ABC's Stephanie Ramos reports on the fight involving kids on both coasts including here in Washington the rare and dangerous illness possibly linked to cope at nineteen infecting more children at least five deaths now under investigation the number of cases more than doubling in New York City thirty children now falling ill with pediatric multi system inflammatory syndrome eighty five cases across the state I'm deeply concerned as a father I am feeling the concern I know other parents are feeling at least six states reporting cases including Washington where thirteen year old Anthony Lawson nearly died after he just was getting worse thank you please listen on quite right Anthony's family thought he was suffering from allergies but in a matter of days he became critically ill take them to the hospital to get them checked out is it it's really could be the difference between life and death Anthony tested negative for the virus but positive for antibodies tonight doctors urging parents to be on the lookout for a persistent fever rash red eye irritations and stomach illness these symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease which causes the inflammation of blood vessels and can lead to heart problems once actually started feeling sick it was not like my eyes swollen lymph node on my right side and I got a headache and it just started going downhill from there fourteen year old Jack McMorrow just recovered from the mysterious illness his family tells us it all started with a fever and a rash he spent ten days hospitalized it was scary it was beyond scary I believe was dire I reached out to my family and let the noted that he may not

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