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Third case of MIS-C reported in Douglas County

Posted at 2:10 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 15:10:16-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Wednesday, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported a third confirmed case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), which is often linked to COVID-19 infections.

The last time DCHD reported positive cases was back in June. The current MIS-C positive patient is now being treated at Children's Hospital and was admitted on Nov. 1.

According to the health department, the patient is under 10 years old, tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, and has no comorbidities.

MIS-C causes inflammation of body parts and even vital organs. Many children recover from MIS-C with medical treatment.

While the exact cause of MIS-C is unclear, the health department says many children with the condition had been infected by or were in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

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