Doctors find Australia's first case of COVID-19 Kawasaki-like disease

Paediatric infectious diseases physician Professor David Burgner says there might be more children with the rare complication

Victorian doctors have identified Australia’s first probable case of Kawasaki-like disease in a child diagnosed with COVID-19.

Professor David Burgner
Professor David Burgner

On Thursday, Victorian health officials alerted health professionals that a small number of possible cases had been identified, including through a national surveillance program.

The condition, in which children who have apparently recovered from COVID

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