KD SD Spike Likely Tied To Aerosol Particles

Researcher: Kawasaki Disease Spike In San Diego Likely Tied To Aerosol Particles

An unusual and potentially deadly disease is making a growing number of San Diego County children sick, and researchers say it’s caused by something in the air. When 3-year-old Amelia Hurvitz was admitted to Rady Children’s Hospital in February, the toddler, with curly blond hair, had a high fever, swollen lymph nodes in her neck and red, cracked lips. “She started having the rash, she started having red hands and feet that were swelling a little bit, and then her eyes were getting very bloodshot,” said Amelia’s mom, Laura Hurvitz.