US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Expressing that scientists and pediatricians across the country are working on the source of the disease, he stated that the acute hepatitis case of unknown origin reached 180 in 36 states.
CDC on the number of cases “While this may seem like a large increase in patients under review over the past two weeks, it is important to understand that the vast majority of these are patients we consider ‘retrospective’ patients.” said. Emphasizing that not all of the cases were new cases, but mostly retrospective cases, it was stated that the number of cases announced on 5 May was 109.
DEATH CASES DECREASED
Stating that there has been no death due to acute hepatitis as of February 2022, CDC stated that the cases requiring liver transplantation have decreased from 15 percent to 9 percent since May 5th. With the study conducted on the source of the disease, it was stated that possible causes continue to be examined, including testing and excluding some viruses that commonly cause hepatitis (hepatitis A, B, C, D and E). Almost half of the childrenadenovirus‘ (a virus that infects the respiratory tract and intestinal tract) has been detected and this is an important clue.
ATTENTION TO YELLOW ON SKIN AND EYES!
CDC stated that it will hold an information meeting on May 19.It is important to remember that severe hepatitis in children is rare. However, we encourage parents and caregivers to be aware of the symptoms of hepatitis (especially jaundice with yellowing of the skin or eyes) and to contact their child’s healthcare provider with any doubts.” he warned the public.