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At least 12 UK children have needed intensive care due to illness linked to Covid-19

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Patients may have new type of toxic shock syndrome, which causes pain and inflammation

More than a dozen children have fallen ill with a new and potentially fatal combination of symptoms apparently linked to Covid-19, including a sore stomach and heart problems.

The children affected appear to have been struck by a form of toxic shock syndrome. All have been left so seriously unwell that they have had to be treated in intensive care.

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