Rare covid-linked disease raises fresh fears as three US kids die

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Rare covid-linked disease raises fresh fears as three US kids die

Search is on for a ‘smoking gun’ as more cases emerge and experts point to Kawasaki disease connection

David Millward

Three children in New York have died after contracting a rare illness which experts believe could be linked to the coronavirus.

The children succumbed to a toxic shock inflammation triggering heart problems and swollen blood vessels. In New York, at least 73 children have been diagnosed with the symptoms which are similar to Kawasaki disease, a rare inflammatory condition whose symptoms include fever and rash. Other symptoms include redness of the whites of the eyes, and irritation and inflammation of the mouth, lips and throat.

Andrew Cuomo, New York’s governor, said those who died were a five-year-old boy in New York City, a seven-year-old from Westchester County, just outside the metropolis, and a teenager on Long Island...

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