‘Feared Complication’: Fourth Louisiana Child Dies From COVID-Related Illness
The rare illness, named MIS-C, causes inflammation of the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes and gastrointestinal organs. Public health news is on a Georgia child's death and more.
New Orleans Times-Picayune:
4th Louisiana Child Dies From Coronavirus-Linked Illness Even Though It's 'mathematically Rare'
A fourth child in Louisiana has died of multi-system inflammatory syndrome, the illness associated with coronavirus, the Louisiana Department of Health said Monday. The condition, known as MIS-C, causes inflammation of the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs. Though it is a rare syndrome, the children who do have it can experience severe illness, requiring ventilators and life-saving measures. (Woodruff, 8/10)
The 7-Year-Old Georgia Boy With Covid-19 Who Died Drowned In A Bathtub After A Seizure, Coroner Says
New information has been released on the 7-year-old Georgia boy with Covid-19 who died. The boy drowned in a bathtub after having a seizure due to a high fever, Chatham County Coroner Bill Wessinger told CNN Monday. The child did not have any known underlying health conditions. After being found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the hospital, the child tested positive for Covid-19 postmortem, Wessinger said. (Vera and Lynch, 8/10)
This 21-Year-Old Thought He Had Overcome A Mild Case Of Covid-19. Then He Went Into Organ Failure
Spencer Rollyson says he didn't think much of it when he experienced mild coronavirus symptoms in May. Weeks later, the disease almost took his life. "I never thought, at 21, I would be on the verge of death," he said. Initially, the infection seemed just like the flu or a cold, he said, and the symptoms lasted for a few days. "About a week and a half, two weeks later, I started feeling bad," he said. (Maxouris, 8/11)
Company Accused Of Saying Product Could Lower COVID-19 Risk
A Georgia company falsely claimed a vitamin D product it was selling could lower the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19, federal prosecutors said. Matthew Ryncarz and his company Fusion Health and Vitality, which operated as Pharm Origins, are accused of saying a product called Immune Shot would lower the risk of getting COVID-19 by 50%, according to federal prosecutors in Savannah. The product “bore false and misleading labeling,” leading to a charge of selling a misbranded drug, prosecutors said in a news release Monday. (8/10)
Alyssa Milano Shows Hair Loss Following Covid-19 Battle In Video
Alyssa Milano revealed on Twitter Sunday that she is dealing with hair loss after testing positive for Covid-19 antibodies. The actress has been battling symptoms of the virus since March, when she said she began experiencing fever and headache. "Thought I'd show you what #Covid19 does to your hair," Milano tweeted along with the video. "Please take this seriously." (Silverman, 8/11)