Kawasaki

Kawasaki disease and the coronavirus: six things to know

TOKYO/NEW YORK — One of the top priorities in the fight against the coronavirus is to understand how, exactly, the pathogen attacks and kills.

The virus enters through the respiratory system. But it has also been found to cause complications in other parts of the body, such as the heart and kidneys, after it makes its way through the blood stream.

Earlier this month, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm about another possible risk from the coronavirus — an inflammatory syndrome that entails similar symptoms to Kawasaki disease.

Is the new syndrome actually Kawasaki disease? Is there a

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Six things to know about Kawasaki disease and the coronavirus

TOKYO/NEW YORK — One of the top priorities in the fight against the coronavirus is to understand how, exactly, the pathogen attacks and kills.

The virus enters through the respiratory system. But it has also been found to cause complications in other parts of the body, such as the heart and kidneys, after it makes its way through the blood stream.

Earlier this month, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm about another possible risk from the coronavirus — an inflammatory syndrome that entails similar symptoms to Kawasaki disease.

Is the new syndrome actually Kawasaki disease? Is there a

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Kawasaki disease symptoms observed in coronavirus-infected children

NEW YORK/TOKYO — The U.S., U.K., France and other Western countries are facing a rise in the number of children who test positive for the new coronavirus and show Kawasaki disease symptoms.

Kawasaki disease triggers inflammation in children’s blood vessels and, early after onset, brings about a high fever. It can also lead to long-term heart problems, including heart attacks. Named after a physician, its cause remains unknown more than 50 years after it was first noticed.

In the U.S. state of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday revealed that 73 children who have been confirmed with the virus

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Subaru and Kawasaki to halt production for Boeing

TOKYO — Japanese aircraft parts makers are suspending production now that they are losing orders from Boeing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Subaru will suspend aircraft component manufacturing at a plant in Aichi Prefecture on Monday; production is scheduled to resume on May 11. The plant mainly produces central wings for Boeing.

Due to the pandemic, Subaru has also suspended operations at final automobile assembly plants, in the U.S. state of Indiana and in Japan’s Gunma Prefecture.

Another major supplier to Boeing, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, announced today that it will stop producing aircraft parts for the U.S company from April 20

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