RELATED: Three New York Children Have Now Died from Mysterious Illness Linked to Coronavirus
On Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the state was investigating about 100 cases of the syndrome after announcing last week that a 5-year-old, 7-year-old and a teenager had died from the illness.
Symptoms include a prolonged fever lasting more than five days, severe abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting, patchy blue or pale skin discoloration, trouble breathing or rapid breathing, lethargy and rapid heart rate.
However, NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John Torres told Today that children can present with this mysterious syndrome up to six weeks after recovering from coronavirus. He also added that — although there is still much for doctors to learn about the condition — the death rate seems to be around 0.1 percent.
Dr. Anthony Fauci also addressed the syndrome while giving his testimony before a Senate committee on Tuesday, warning that this was not something to take lightly.
“I think we better be very careful that we are not cavalier in thinking that children are completely immune to the deleterious effects," Fauci said, according to the AP.
As Bobby recovers, Amber said she's taking extra precaution in looking for signs of the illness in her younger children, aged 7 months and 3 years, as well.
“It never affected his respiratory system, it was his heart that it affected,” Amber explained of Bobby. “They’re hoping he pulls through with 100% recovery but they said there have been children with lasting effects.”
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