As a parent, the thought of protecting your child never leaves your mind. Not even for a second.
For parents in Los Angeles COVID is beginning to impact that protection.
According to the LA Times for several seconds, 8-year-old Xitlali Vasquez’s heart stopped beating.The girl’s parents had driven her to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in May when her temperature spiked and delirium sent her into a fever-sleep. She was placed in intensive care as specialists tended to inflammation around her heart and arteries.
Xitlali, is one of the first children in Los Angeles County to be diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a rare and potentially deadly illness known as MIS-C that infects children exposed to the coronavirus.
At this point in time at least 45 children in the county have been diagnosed with MIS-C, and one has died.
L.A. children are now battling a new syndrome linked to coronavirus. What is clear is that MIS-C cases are directly linked to a surge in COVID-19 infections — a correlation that doctors say could easily match up with a likely uptick around the holidays, given the ongoing spike in coronavirus cases.
In the last week, seven additional children have been diagnosed with the syndrome across the state, according to the California Department of Public Health.
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Now more than ever it is important to wear a mask, wash your hands and stay home for the safety of yourself and your children.
How are YOU planning to keep your family safe this holiday season?