8 youths in Alaska develop syndrome associated with COVID-19
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska health officials say eight minors in the state have developed a serious inflammatory syndrome from previous coronavirus infections. The report released Friday said some of the eight youths ended up in the pediatric intensive care unit with severe complications. The Anchorage Daily News reported that the condition they developed is called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the syndrome can lead to inflamed organs, including the heart, lungs, kidneys and brain. Since May 2020, the CDC has reported 2,617 cases of the syndrome and 33 deaths from it across the U.S.