Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issue a nationwide alert about mysterious cases of Hepatitis in children


In an alert released Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned doctors across the country to check for hepatitis symptoms that may be affecting children under the age of 5.

Nine cases of hepatitis among children aged between 1 and 6 years old are being investigated by federal health officials as well as the Alabama Department of Public Health. Health authorities stated that they were all admitted to hospital with severe liver damage between October 2021, and February 2022.

Two liver transplants were required, and all of the patients had been previously healthy. There have been no reported deaths, but doctors and public officials were asked by the CDC to report any suspicious cases.

You can start the week earlier.  European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said dozens of cases had been reported in Britain, Spain, Denmark and the Netherlands.

Hepatitis This inflammation can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Some children in Alabama developed jaundice, and elevated levels of liver enzymes.

Bailey Pennington, of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, said that two children from that state had suffered severe hepatitis and were now well.

“No cause has been found and no common exposures were identified,”Pennington made the statement in a statement.

Health officials stated that the cases were not related to COVID-19.


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