Milwaukee (spectrum news) — now, Wisconsin has seen six confirmed cases of MIS-s — a rare inflammatory syndrome in children that was associated with COVID-19 — the Department of health announced in On Thursday at a briefing.
MIS-s, which stands for Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children is a rare but serious disease that has emerged across the country during the pandemic, even the vast majority of children show less severe symptoms from COVID-19 infection. Many questions remain about the exact causes of the syndrome, which can lead to dangerous outbreaks in different parts of the body children.
“It is unknown exactly what causes the MIS-s, but it seems to be caused by COVID-19 infection,” said Ryan Vestergaard, chief physician of the Bureau of the DHS communicable diseases. “This may be linked to abnormal immune reactions to the virus.”
Said Vestergaard condition can affect the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal tract. Many children affected by MIS-s, test negative for active COVID-19 cases, but positive test results for antibodies — that is, they were likely infected in the past, Mayo Clinic.
Doctors in Wisconsin had previously reported a greater number of suspects MIS-s cases: in June, children’s Wisconsin has defined seven potential cases to local patients. However, Vestergaard said that only six patients was confirmed through consultations with local suppliers and the CDC.
Four confirmed cases were in children under the age of 10, while the other two were aged 10 to 15, said Vestergaard. All six patients in Wisconsin have been hospitalized at some point, and two of them are still undergoing treatment in the hospital, he said.
And a recent study funded by the CDC found the average age 8.3 for a group of 186 patients hospitalized with MIS-si the study showed that the syndrome can cause “serious and life-threatening disease in previously healthy children and adolescents.”
Warning symptoms of MIS-C may include a persistent high fever, swollen hands and feet, rash, and red eyes and language, Children’s Wisconsin. The syndrome has some similarities with Kawasaki Diseaseanother rare disease that causes inflammation, although this disease mostly affects children under 5 years of age.
While there is no specific test for IIA, but the children of Wisconsin encourages parents to contact your pediatrician with any concerns or possible symptoms. Vestergaard says DHS will continue to monitor possible cases.
“[MIS-C] this is one way COVID continues to affect communities, and is an example of why we should do all we can to stop its spread,” said Vestergaard.
The Madison Forward schedule includes home and away matches against six teams that have competed in the league this season – North Texas, Greenville, Union Omaha, New England Revolution II, FC Tucson and Chattanooga Red Wolves SC.
The Flamingos, who recovered from a bad start to the 2019 season to make a playoff with a 12-9-7 record, played one street match at Richmond and Fort Lauderdale CF in 2020 and one home match against South Georgia and Orlando City B.
“Usually when you talk about the football season you always talk in this case is a marathon, not a fast run. That has changed. Now it’s a sprint, “Forward Madison coach Daryl Shore said. “It’s 16 matches, the top two teams play for the championship. There is no bad start, knowing that you have time in the middle of the season or the end of the season to make it up. “
Forward Madison previously announced that the home game for 2020 is at Hart Park Wauwatosa because Dane County’s health restrictions prevented the team from playing at Breese Stevens Field. Play at home while the team will have limited capacity due to distance requirements.
Changing places and dates is one of the complications in developing schedules, said USL vice president of communications Ryan Madden. The scheduling team led by senior vice president of operations Brett Luy also balanced a surprising period of rest and home and away matches during the two months of planning.
“I think that the surge in demand for food delivery and roadside pick-up options during COVID-19 will encourage forward talks at the federal level about easing restrictions on food delivery,” Reistad said. “I also think it will catalyze philanthropy and other soft money to explore the problem of offering alternative food access strategies beyond just building brick and mortar stores.”
The city can improve local food cultivation by identifying city-owned land that has the potential for agriculture, creating networks / programs supporting backyard gardens, supporting the expansion of pantry gardens, developing and supporting agricultural partnerships, and facilitating harvests for donations, he said.
The city already has many tools, he said. It has historically invested nearly $ 300,000 every year in community food system through various initiatives including the Healthy Retail Access Program, Luna Foods, Madison Oriental Market, FEED Kitchen, River Food Pantry, Madison Terminal Market Project and SEED Grants.
“Going forward, I think the city has the capacity to be flexible in how we use part of this fund to support food aid and recovery efforts,” Reistad said. “In addition, the city has a lot of land and facilities and, based on current and emerging needs from time to time, I think policy makers and staff can be innovative in redirecting the city’s underutilized resources.”