The following message was sent to all primary care providers on behalf of Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer.
I have received reports of children and adolescents in British Columbia presenting with a syndrome that could have been COVID-19 associated Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C). While no case has been linked to COVID-19, it is important that we track this closely to inform parents and clinicians about this syndrome in B.C.
Therefore, I am hereby providing notice of a duty to report each suspected incidence of MIS-C and information about each incidence to the medical health officer in your regional health authority.
Read the official notice here.
The following is a description of MIS-C and the information to be reported.
Incidences of people with Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and Adolescents (MIS-C) are to be promptly reported to the medical health officer and include any cases with onset since January 1, 2020.
Patients to be reported are children and adolescents 0-19 years of age with fever ≥ 3 days AND two of the following:
Such people should be tested for evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection (positive PCR test or serology) for confirmation purposes.
The information to be reported about each incidence includes:
Thank you for your continued support of measures to prevent and manage COVID-19 in B.C.
Bonnie Henry, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Provincial Health Officer
Office of the PHO
Ministry of Health