Iowa reports 2 cases of virus related syndrome in children

DES MOINES (AP) — Public health officials on Monday reported two cases in Iowa of a new inflammatory disease in children associated with coronavirus infections.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Caitlin Pedati said the state learned of two potential cases Friday in children in eastern Iowa. They are stable and state officials are working with local officials to learn more, she said.

The condition was highlighted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week as a newly identified inflammatory syndrome in children. The agency recommended doctors and clinics report any patient with the illness to local and state officials to enhance knowledge of risk factors and other information.