NYSDOH Health Advisory Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated With COVID-19 In Children

Recently, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported as possibly linked with a pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome disease – Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Potentially Associated with COVID-19.
• As of May 5, 2020, sixty-four (64) suspected pediatric clinical cases compatible with multi-system
inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19 have been reported in children in New York State hospitals, including New York City.
• Hospitals must immediately report cases of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome potentially associated with COVID-19 in patients who are under 21 years of age to NYS DOH through the Health Emergency Response Data System (HERDS) application on the health commerce system (HCS) and perform a diagnostic and serological test to detect the presence of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, or corresponding antibodies in the patient

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