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Unexplained Hepatitis Detected Among Children Globally, MOH Releases Statement Via Facebook

today9 May 2022

Background


On April 21, WHO received 169 reports hailing from 12 countries including Spain, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and many more. The United Kingdom reported a whopping 114 cases alone.

74 out of 169 cases found patients also inflicted with Adenovirus, and 20 where they tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Additionally, 10% would need liver transplants.

According to CNN, The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had stated on Friday that it was investigating 109 cases of unexplained hepatitis. 14% among them needed transplants and five cases have proved fatal so far.

Lab reports concluded that the cause of the illness was unknown upon discovering that the usual sources presented in hepatitis A, B, C, D and E were not detected.

The Ministry of Health took to Facebook On Friday (6 May) to call attention…

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Written by: Lara Lee


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