This week: Mysterious pediatric syndrome; the impact in Ecuador; lingering psychological effects
Pediatric infectious disease specialist, Dr. Jana Shaw discusses the symptoms of a rare condition that has appeared in a small number of children who have been infected with COVID-19 in this week's "HealthLink on Air."
Called pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome, the hallmark symptom is a fever that lasts more than five days. Other common symptoms may be a rash, pink eye, swollen hands and feet or vomiting and diarrhea. Shaw explains the similarity with Kawasaki disease.
Also on this week's show, scientists Anna Stewart Ibarra and Avriel Diaz tell about the impact of coronavirus in Ecuador, and psychologist Rich O'Neill discusses the psychological effects of living through a pandemic. Listen this Sunday, May 24 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air."