A child in West Virginia has been diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children or MIS-C. According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, this is the first case report in the state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines MIS-C as a condition where different body parts, including the heart and lungs, can become inflamed. Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, bloodshot eyes and an overall lethargic feeling.
Health professionals say many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or exposed to someone with the virus.