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Experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offer science and evidence-based insights on the public health news of the day. The current focus is the novel coronavirus spreading around the world.

Jun 10, 2020

At first, it seemed that COVID-19 was sparing children from critical—and even mild—illness. Then, doctors began connecting a constellation of symptoms in sick children to what is now known as Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, a rare and dangerous disease thought to be caused by an immune reaction to SARS-CoV-2. Dr. Lasya Gaur, a pediatric cardiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, talks with Stephanie Desmon about what we know and what we still need to learn about this disease, what parents should know, and what treatments have been helpful for children who become ill.