Child hepatitis cases continue to rise in UK
Officials say they have seen 197 cases, and 11 of the young children have needed a liver transplant.
feeling unusually tired all the time loss of appetite stomach pain Adenovirus infections have been rising after virtually disappearing during the first year of the pandemic when nations went into lockdown and people stopped socialising and mixing.By Ralph Ellis May 19, 2022 – The CDC says 180 children in the United States have been diagnosed with unexplained acute , up from 109 cases 2 weeks ago.five U.Email Former Harris County Pct.
Experts say the recent spate in hepatitis cases might suggest a new strain of adenovirus is circulating, or young children with no previous exposure to adenovirus may be getting sicker when they finally do catch it.Child hepatitis: Why are we seeing an unusual spike? Dr Renu Bindra, senior medical adviser at UKHSA, said: "We continue to remind everyone to be alert to the signs of hepatitis - particularly jaundice, look for a yellow tinge in the whites of the eyes - and contact your doctor if you are concerned.“Since CDC’s investigation looks at patients reported back to October of 2021, most of these numbers involve patients that are just now being reported, rather than new cases of hepatitis – so not all are recent, and some may ultimately wind up not being linked to this current investigation,” the agency said."Our investigations continue to suggest that there is an association with adenovirus infection, but investigations continue to unpick the exact reason for the rise in cases.Of the 180 cases under investigation, the CDC said, 9 percent had to undergo a liver transplant." Children with symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea should stay at home until 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.Five children have died of the ailment, but none since last February, the CDC said.And making sure children wash their hands thoroughly can help to reduce the spread of lots of common infections.According to court documents, Ortiz who is going through a divorce, was watching her sons.
More on this story.The CDC, along with international health groups, is still trying to find the cause of the worldwide outbreak.For the most part, though, the illnesses have been mild.
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