World Health Organization Reports Mystery Child Hepatitis Cases Passes 1,000

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported more than 1,000 cases of the newly detected mystery child hepatitis disease.

Since the outbreak was originally discovered on April 5th, as many as 35 nations have now reported 1,010 probable cases of an unexplained severe acute hepatitis disease in children.

According to data released by the WHO, there have now been 272 reported cases in the United Kingdom, which accounts for 27 percent of the global total.

Meanwhile, North and South America recorded a total of 435 cases with 334 of those cases from the United States, accounting for a third of the global tally.

Laboratory tests revealed that infected children did not have hepatitis A to E and that additional infections, such as the coronavirus, were found in a number of patients.

The most frequently reported symptoms, out of 100 probable cases with clinical data, were nausea or vomiting (60 percent of cases), jaundice (53 percent), overall weakness (52 percent), and stomach discomfort (50 percent).

WHO officials claimed that the actual number of cases may be greater than the recorded infections due to “limited enhanced surveillance systems in place.”

At least 22 children worldwide have now died as a result of the mystery hepatitis disease.

The United Nations health agency’s latest assessment said that the risk of an outbreak of the mystery pediatric hepatitis disease is “moderate.”

The WHO advised the practice of frequent hand hygiene and avoidance of crowded spaces until more details are known about the mystery disease.

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