MIS-C cases continue to rise in Louisiana

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Louisiana Department of Health

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — Cases of an inflammatory disease in children with COVID-19 are rising in Louisiana.

MIS-C is a potentially fatal sickness thought to be associated with the virus. It usually strikes children.

The sickness causes inflammation in several major organs including the heart.

The number of MIS-C cases has gone up by five each of the last two weeks, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

LDH’s website has MIS-C cases in the state at 81 with four deaths attributed to it.

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