CTV – The Ontario government said it’s taking immediate action after an increase in a mysterious inflammatory illness in children that could be connected to COVID-19.

Health officials say the illness appears to be similar to Kawasaki Syndrome, a rare but serious inflammatory disease. Symptoms associated with this illness include persistent fever, abdominal pain, and gastrointestinal symptoms, including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, as well as a rash.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said that in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, the government is immediately updating the case definition of COVID-19 to include multisystem inflammatory vasculitis as an atypical symptom in children…

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