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Doctors warn of serious late-virus reaction in children

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 02, 2020 8:30 AM CT | Published: June 02, 2020 4:00 AM CT

Of the more than 350 children in Shelby County who have tested positive for COVID-19, a tiny handful have developed what appears to be a form of Kawasaki disease, the autoimmune disease that causes blood vessels to inflame. Symptoms include persistent high fever and abdominal pain.

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Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers healthcare and higher education for The Daily Memphian.


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