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Two children died: WHO investigates mysterious illness

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The world health organization is investigating a possible connection between the novel Coronavirus and a rare inflammatory disease in children. There were first reports about the recent cases of children’s illness were with the Coronavirus in connection with, said the WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday. He called on doctors around the world, with the WHO and national health authorities to cooperate to the syndrome "to verstehen&quot better;.

For the first time, Doctors had pointed out in the UK in April on the multi-inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), the Similarities with the rare Kawasaki syndrome has. Meanwhile, it has also been detected in more than a hundred children in New York, three of them died.

"To beschreiben&quot is of the utmost importance syndrome exactly;

On Friday, a hospital reported in the French Marseille in the first case of death from the syndrome in France. A nine-year-old was due to "neurological damage to in connection with a Herzstillstand" died, said the doctor in charge Fabrice Michel, the news Agency AFP. Overall, were reported from France since the beginning of March, 135 cases of the syndrome. The patients were between one and 14 years old.

WHO chief Ghebreyesus stressed that it was of the utmost importance to describe the syndrome precisely, to investigate the triggers of the disease and treatment possibilities.

In Europe there are so far, 230 children who are ill, such as the EU authority reported to ECDC. A total of two children in Europe are so far to the life-threatening disease died, according to the report of the authority.

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