Magnified image through a microscope of the hepatitis B virus. (Artwork: AP)
This is information published by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
In a statement, the ECDC said, cases Hepatitis It has now been reported in children in Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands and Spain. Besides, 9 suspected cases were also detected in Alabama (USA).
The ECDC stated: “Investigation is being carried out in all countries with cases. The exact cause of hepatitis in these pediatric patients is not known.”
On April 15, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it was monitoring 84 cases of severe acute hepatitis in young children recorded in the UK since April 5 and forecasted more shifts in the coming days.
In most cases, children with hepatitis do not have a fever. However, the ECDC and WHO say some cases in the UK are so severe that they have to be transferred to pediatric liver departments for treatment. In addition, 6 of the pediatric patients had undergone surgery liver transplant.
Vaccination against COVID-19 for children in California, USA. (Photo: AP)
Symptoms of these pediatric patients under 10 years of age include jaundice, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Meanwhile, the viruses that cause inflammation A, B, C, D, E have not been detected in children. Therefore, UK health authorities have examined the link to these common viruses or possibly other causes such as related to COVID-19, infection and environmental factors.
According to the ECDC, investigators now suspect the most likely cause is infection.
The same day, the World Health Organization (WHO) office for Europe said the UK was seeing a “significant and sudden increase” in cases of severe acute hepatitis in young children, which is related to COVID-19.
According to the office, WHO was notified of 10 cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown cause in children under 10 years of age across central Scotland on April 5. By April 8, this number had spiked, to “74 cases recorded across the UK”.
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