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Kawasaki

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hospitals across the state are prioritizing COVID-19 testing for children displaying inflammatory symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic-shock syndrome.

The New York State Health Department advises parents and guardians to seek immediate care if a child has trouble breathing, severe abdominal pain, a change in skin color, rash, fever, or racing heart. These symptoms may occur up to weeks after an acute COVID-19 illness.