JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The state health department reported its first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).
The case was in a child in central Mississippi who tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The child has been discharged from the hospital.
The Mississippi State Health Department (MSDH) is investigating other suspected cases.
According to MSDH, MIS-C in an inflammatory illness found in children under 18 years of age and may be associated with previous COVID-19 infection. The illness is rare and not contagious.
“This is a reminder that while the number of COVID-19 cases in children has been relatively low, the virus can still cause severe illness in children,” State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said. “This syndrome presents itself post-COVID-19 infection.”