MoH confirms 55 MIS-C cases in children

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MoH confirms 55 MIS-C cases in children

Fifty-five (55) children have contracted Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) between April 2020 and now.

Speaking at today’s Health Ministry media briefing, Head of the Paediatric Emergency Department, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Dr Joanne Paul, said while there were no deaths from MIS-C in Trinidad and Tobago, the country has recorded the most cases in the Caribbean.

She is now urging parents/guardians to ensure their children are vaccinated against COVID-19, especially in light of the fact that they are seeing an increased number of Delta variant cases amongst children.

MIS-C is a rare but serious condition associated with COVID-19 in which different body parts become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.