Kansas City Star: Rare, mysterious illness linked to COVID-19 hits children in Kansas City, St. Louis

Children's hospitals in Kansas City and St. Louis are investigating some cases of a mysterious inflammatory syndrome in children that might be connected to COVID-19.

In Kansas City, Officials at Children's Mercy say they are treating one patient for the illness.

Early reports suggested the children had Kawasaki disease, a rare illness that mostly affects young children.

The Kansas City Star talked to Dr. Sarah Boyd, Director of Infectious Evidence-Based Practice at Saint Luke's, and other health experts around the metro about the illness.

Read the full Kansas City Star article: Rare, mysterious illness linked to COVID-19 hits children in Kansas City, St. Louis

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