Rare condition in children possibly tied to COVID-19

British experts are drawing attention to a reaction likened to toxic shock syndrome, with severe flu-like symptoms.
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We reported last night on the urgent alert from doctors in the uk about a rare and dangerous reaction to the virus in children. Doctors in the U.S. Are taking this seriously. Here's James Longman. Reporter: Tonight, a rare condition in children, possibly linked to coronavirus, is now being investigated across Europe after an alert was sent out to British doctors. The uk health service drawing attention to a reaction likened to toxic shock syndrome, with severe flu-like symptoms, fever, rashes, difficulty breathing and in some cases inflammation of the heart. I'm very worried about the early signs that in rare cases there are, there's an impact of an autoimmune response in children that causes a significant disease. Reporter: A prominent member of Italy's pediatric society sending out an alert to 10,000 of his colleagues. Doctors in Spain also reporting seeing signs of this in younger patients, although experts are clear that the vast majority of children are still least affected by coronavirus. Meanwhile, one of the most promising vaccines in the world is moving quickly into large clinical trials at oxford university. Six monkeys given the vaccine at a facility in Montana did not contract covid-19 when exposed to it, and remained healthy for 28 days. Monkeys that were not vaccinated consistently fell ill. There is no guarantee that it will work. But more than 6,000 guarantees are coming forward for the human trials that are scheduled to start next week, and to be completed in September. James, I want to go back to the illness afflicting children. Doctors in the U.S. Taking the warning very seriously? Reporter: That's right, David. U.S. Doctors heeding the advice from here in the uk. They're looking for nontypical cases, things like rashes, extreme inflammation, and low blood pressure. We're hearing that doctors in the United States are seeing cases in America. David? James, thank you. And that image you saw last night, the packed flight from

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