Doctors in the U.S. and abroad are reporting clusters of children hospitalized with a rare and serious inflammatory syndrome that shares features with Kawasaki disease. In New York state, officials say at least one child has died and at least 64 children and teens have been hospitalized with what doctors are calling Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome. Doctors are reporting similar cases in other parts of the U.S. and around the world. Infectious disease specialists say it’s too early to say whether the illness is linked to COVID-19, but there is speculation the two are related. Some of the kids who are exhibiting symptoms of Kawasaki disease — inflammation, fevers, rashes and damage to blood vessels — also tested positive for the coronavirus. Others tested positive for antibodies that show they were previously infected.

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