One death among mysterious acute hepatitis cases in children

The following is an excerpt from Yahoo News! via The Independent.

A severe hepatitis disease of unknown origin found in 12 countries has led to the death of at least one child, said the World Health Organisation (WHO).

At least 169 cases of the acute viral hepatitis disease have been reported in children aged from a month to 16 years old in countries including the UKthe US, Spain, Italy, and France, the UN health agency said on Saturday.

At least one death was reported from the “acute, severe” hepatitis strain that has led to 17 children (approximately 10 per cent) requiring liver transplantation, the agency pointed out.

The causative agent behind the reported cases also remains unknown.

Symptoms from the disease include markedly elevated liver enzymes along with reports of many suffering gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhoea and vomiting, preceding presentation with severe acute hepatiti and jaundice, the WHO said.

About 20 cases were detected with a co-infection of Covid and adenovirus, the WHO noted.

While adenovirus is one of the suspected causes of the reported cases, WHO said it “does not fully explain the severity of the clinical picture”.

“Infection with adenovirus type 41, the implicated adenovirus type, has not previously been linked to such a clinical presentation,” it added.

While past cases of hepatitis in immunocompromised children with adenovirus infection were reported, the WHO said the particular adenovirus type 41 is not known to be a cause of hepatitis in otherwise healthy children.

The UN body said it does not recommend any restriction on travel and/or trade with the UK or any other country where cases are identified, based on the currently available information. (Continued)

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4 thoughts on “One death among mysterious acute hepatitis cases in children”

  1. It doesn’t mention if the afflicted had been vaccinated or born to vaccinated mothers. I wonder if that might play into it?

  2. One death! Once again the narrative is being controlled. 400 million in lock down in China and no coverage. The big question is if the lock down is really because of a food shortage? Is the medical over reach being used to kill people in their homes? Once again,no mention! These are dangerous times.

  3. Christine Mizuhara

    Let me guess, the cases were all in children that are considered “unvaxxed” but have received at least one dose of the C shot?!

    1. I didn’t think of that possibility but another article about the UK cases said that no children under 10 had been vaccinated for Covid. I really hope they’re not playing around with their definitions of fully vaccinated because that is pretty much like lying. Although, it would make sense that children’s immune systems would be compromised by the vaccine and thus, something that never led to hepatitis before, now can.

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