What is Kawasaki Disease? What you need to know about coronavirus in children| Instant News


Experts believe that coronavirus poses a low threat to children.

But concerns have risen after doctors have reported features of Kawasaki disease seen in children who have tested positive for Covid-19.

Kawasaki disease is an inflammatory syndrome that sees the body attack blood vessels, and symptoms include fever, rash, red eye and inflammation of the heart.

Dr Sanjay Patel, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and immunology specialist at Southampton University Hospital, stressed that these features have been found in several cases in the UK and convinced parents not to worry.

To find out more about children and coronavirus, watch the video above.

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