Health

WHO’s scary claim: cases of ‘hepatitis’ of unknown origin being found in children, these big countries are in the grip

Summary:
WHO’s scary claim reported that as of 21 April 2022, at least 170 cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin have been reported from 11 countries in the WHO European region and one country in the WHO region of the Americas.

Expansion

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded about 170 cases of hepatitis of unknown origin in children, of which at least one has already been confirmed. Cases range from 1 month to 16 years of age, with 17 children (about 10%) requiring liver transplantation. WHO reported that as of 21 April 2022, at least 170 cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin have been reported from 11 countries in the WHO European region and one country in the WHO region of the Americas.

This big country is in the grip

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) 114, Spain (13), Israel (12), United States (9), Denmark (6), Ireland (5), Netherlands (4), Italy (4 ), Norway (2), France (2), Romania (1), and Belgium have 1 case.

Hepatitis of unknown origin troubles children

WHO has said that in the United Kingdom, where the corona virus is at its peak, there has been an increase in adenovirus infection in children but in none of these cases the cause of acute viral hepatitis (hepatitis virus A, B, C, D and E). The common virus formed is not known. According to WHO, international travel or links to other countries have not been identified as factors based on currently available information. The organization also specified that travel restrictions are not necessary for the current situation.