WHO raises alert on mysterious inflammatory disease in children


Kids in a queue while wearing face masks during the food distribution amid Coronavirus COVID 19.

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Doctors and world leaders need “to be on the alert” for cases of a rare inflammatory disease in children that may be linked to the coronavirus, the World Health Organization said Friday.

World health officials are increasingly hearing about cases of an inflammatory disease similar to Kawasaki disease in a few countries, including the United States and Italy, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, said during a press conference at

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