The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory on May 14, 2020 to provide background information on several cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19 and a case definition for this syndrome.
Please note that this case definition supersedes the definition in the 5/12/20 LAHAN.
CDC recommends healthcare providers report any patient who meets the case definition to local, state, and territorial health departments to enhance knowledge of risk factors, pathogenesis, clinical course, and treatment of this syndrome.
Because guidance for the prevention and management of COVID-19 may change, providers and staff are encouraged to visit the Los Angeles Health Alert Network (LAHAN) website frequently. You can also subscribe to the LAHAN to receive alerts, advisories, and updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
⇒ Keep up to date by visiting the LAC DPH Coronavirus Webpage for Health Professionals.
Providers are asked to report possible cases of MIS-C by phone within 1 working day.
Los Angeles County DPH Acute Communicable Disease Control:
Long Beach Health and Human Services:
- Call 1-562-570-4302
Pasadena Public Health Department:
- Call 1.626.744.6089