No cases of MIS-A in Trinidad and Tobago


Epidemiologist Dr Avery Hinds

WHILE there have been 20 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), epidemiologist Dr Avery Hinds says there have been no cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults (MIS-A) thus far.

He was responding to questions from the media at the Health Ministry’s virtual press conference on Monday morning.

These two syndromes are immune responses to the covid19 virus and typically occur six weeks after contracting the virus. Symptoms include headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, rash, red eyes, red tongue and red lips.

The Health Ministry said the children with MIS-C are all stable.

When asked if there have been any cases of MIS-A, Hinds said, “I do not believe we’ve seen any sort of presentation along those lines in adults.

“What we’ve seen is difficulty breathing, adult respiratory distress syndrome – things that we expect if you have a severe respiratory illness affecting an adult

“So, in the absence of information
to the contrary, I would have to say no.”

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