South Carolina teen dies from COVID-19-related condition, MIS-C, that affects teens, children, DHEC says – WYFF4 Greenville

An Upstate teenager died this week from Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a condition associated with COVID-19, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).This is the first death in the state related to MIS-C reported to DHEC. The 17-year-old in the Upstate region died from MIS-C on Jan. 27, DHEC said. To protect the privacy of the child and the family, no other information will be disclosed.“It’s heartbreaking to have to report the death of such a young person. Our condolences go out to the family and to the many families that have suffered loss related to COVID-19,” said Dr. Linda Bell, State Epidemiologist.At least 42 cases of MIS-C have been reported among children in South Carolina. MIS-C is a rare health condition that occurs in some children and teenagers who have contracted COVID-19 or been in contact with someone infected with the virus. “With the number of cases of COVID-19 we’re seeing in our state, we must be prepared for the unfortunate possibility of more children being affected by MIS-C,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC Interim Public Health Director. “We continue to remind South Carolinians that COVID-19 is spreading in our communities at a high rate and it is vital that we all take the steps we know to protect us all from this deadly disease: wear a mask, stay 6 feet away from others, wash your hands frequently, and avoid crowds. And when your time comes, get vaccinated.”“These simple actions are how we protect ourselves and others, including our children,” Traxler said.On July 12, 2020, South Carolina announced its first confirmed cases of MIS-C associated with COVID-19. MIS-C is a reportable condition to DHEC. Symptoms of MIS-C include fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes and feeling tired. The vast majority of children with MIS-C recover, DHEC said. Video below: Prima Health doctor talks about MIS-CImportant Information for Parents and CaregiversDHEC recommends parents and caregivers learn and watch for the signs for MIS-C in their children. Emergency warning signs of MIS-C include trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure that does not go away, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face and severe stomach pain. For more information about MIS-C, click here.

An Upstate teenager died this week from Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a condition associated with COVID-19, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

This is the first death in the state related to MIS-C reported to DHEC.

The 17-year-old in the Upstate region died from MIS-C on Jan. 27, DHEC said.

To protect the privacy of the child and the family, no other information will be disclosed.

“It’s heartbreaking to have to report the death of such a young person. Our condolences go out to the family and to the many families that have suffered loss related to COVID-19,” said Dr. Linda Bell, State Epidemiologist.

At least 42 cases of MIS-C have been reported among children in South Carolina. MIS-C is a rare health condition that occurs in some children and teenagers who have contracted COVID-19 or been in contact with someone infected with the virus.

“With the number of cases of COVID-19 we’re seeing in our state, we must be prepared for the unfortunate possibility of more children being affected by MIS-C,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC Interim Public Health Director. “We continue to remind South Carolinians that COVID-19 is spreading in our communities at a high rate and it is vital that we all take the steps we know to protect us all from this deadly disease: wear a mask, stay 6 feet away from others, wash your hands frequently, and avoid crowds. And when your time comes, get vaccinated.”

“These simple actions are how we protect ourselves and others, including our children,” Traxler said.

On July 12, 2020, South Carolina announced its first confirmed cases of MIS-C associated with COVID-19.

MIS-C is a reportable condition to DHEC. Symptoms of MIS-C include fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes and feeling tired. The vast majority of children with MIS-C recover, DHEC said.

Video below: Prima Health doctor talks about MIS-C

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Important Information for Parents and Caregivers
DHEC recommends parents and caregivers learn and watch for the signs for MIS-C in their children. Emergency warning signs of MIS-C include trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure that does not go away, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face and severe stomach pain. For more information about MIS-C, click here.