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Georgia’s Emergency Management Agency released a situation report on Sunday showing a 17-year-old child was recently added to the list of deaths from the virus.
Teenagers from Fulton County have not yet been identified, although he is listed on the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) website as a pre-existing condition. His death was confirmed by Nancy Nydam, a spokesman for the DPH, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Before Sunday, the youngest known death in the state linked to COVID-19 was a 22-year-old woman from West Georgia, the newspaper reported.
While coronaviruses are usually less severe in children – who usually only have mild symptoms – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued advisors earlier this month regarding the severe inflammatory conditions found in children believed to be related to the disease.
Doctors describe inflammatory conditions (MIS-C), similar to Kawasaki disease, a rare disease that causes swelling in medium-sized arteries throughout the body. MIS-C can cause fever and persistent symptoms including hypotension, rashes, gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea, as well as an increase in inflammatory markers, the CDC said.
This condition has been reported in recent weeks in cases of pediatric coronavirus in several U.S. states. and elsewhere. This raises concerns for doctors in New York and California as well as abroad in the UK.
“Health care providers who have treated or treated patients younger than 21 years who meet the MIS-C criteria must report suspected cases to their local, state or territorial health department,” said the CDC advisor.
Last week, the Georgia DPH said nine children had been confirmed to have MIS-C, AJC reported. Nydam told me paper in an email that the department has not confirmed the death of MIS-C in the state.
In Atlanta, a team of infectious disease and cardiology experts is currently evaluating several cases of severe inflammatory conditions, said a spokesman for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, according to the city. WSB-TV.
This disease is reported to attack children and young adults up to the age of 21 years.
Georgia has more than 42,902 confirmed coronavirus cases and at least 1,827 deaths from the virus on Sunday night, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
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