Oregon sees 1st case of childhood disease linked to virus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say Oregon has confirmed its first confirmed case of a rare inflammatory disease in children that has been linked to COVID-19. The Oregon Health Authority announced the case of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome Wednesday. Officials say the case in Oregon involves a girl who is being treated at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland. She had tested positive for the coronavirus. Officials say the syndrome is similar to Kawasaki disease, which causes fever, rash, swelling of hands and feet, swollen lymph glands among other symptoms. The syndrome is rare and most children infected with the virus develop only mild illness.