Kansas college student hospitalized with suspected case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome

Inflammatory syndrome likely linked to coronavirus being seen in more kids
Posted at 4:44 PM, Aug 24, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At least one college student in Kansas has been hospitalized due to complications from COVID-19, Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday.

The student is suspected to have multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), Kelly said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent, researchers do not know what causes MIS-C, though many diagnosed with it had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had been around someone with the virus.

MIS-C has been found to occur most often in children.

The syndrome causes different body parts, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs to become inflamed.

Kelly did not specify which college the student attended, but offered well wishes for a quick recovery.

The governor expressed disappointment in the rising number of COVID-19 clusters from mass gatherings as students return to campus.

At Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, the governor said 13 members of a single fraternity tested positive.

There are also positive cases at the University of Kansas, including at least 87 students and two faculty members.