There have been some reports of an inflammatory disease that is affecting children. Health officials say it is known as Kawasaki syndrome, described as a rare condition of unknown nature that causes swelling, rashes, red eyes, irritated mouth, and high fever in children typically less than 5 years old. Kris Ehresman with the Minnesota Department of Health says they’re aware of the situation.
“It’s an extremely rare complication,” said Ehresman. “We are aware of it and we are setting up surveillance so we can monitor it. But I want to reiterate that this is extremely rare.”
Reports say three children in New York have died of Kawaskaki syndrome.