Can babies get coronavirus?
Yes, they can, although the incidence of this occuring is low and only about 0.2% had serious illness with COVID-19.
That said, the CDC is warning of a rare and sometimes-deadly inflammatory condition that strikes children and may be connected COVID-19. Called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C, the condition has symptoms which include fevers, low blood pressure, rashes, red eyes, stomach upset, and inflammation of the heart and its arteries.
Some of these symptoms overlap with toxic shock syndrome and Kawasaki disease, which is one of the leading causes of heart disease in children.
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