Medical specialists warn against the spreading of a new disease amongst children and request parents to be extra vigilant

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Medical specialists have warned that a new disease called “Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children’ was spreading throughout the country and requested parents to take extra care of their children. Consultant in charge of the Intensive Care Unit of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital Pediatrician Dr. Nalin Kithulwatta said this new syndrome was first reported in England in 2020. He said this new syndrome was related to the COVID-19 and pointed out that children can be infected with the disease two to six weeks after being infected with the COVID-19. He requested parents to seek immediate medical advice if their children develop symptoms of fever, abdominal pain, feeling extra tired, vomiting, diarrhea, bloodshot eyes and skin rash.

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