WHO: Possible link between corona and hepatitis in children Science

In the United Kingdom, dozens of children have been diagnosed with acute hepatitis for no apparent reason, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Laboratory studies have shown that inflammation of the liver in younger patients is not caused by some of the hepatitis viruses (A, B, C, D, E). However, they have been shown to be infected with corona or adenovirus, the common cold. It is still unclear whether these were indeed the cause of the disease.

Ten cases of acute hepatitis were detected in Scotland on April 5, in children between 11 months and 5 years of age, according to the WHO. One of them showed the first symptoms in January, the others in March. They had stomach and intestinal problems or jaundice. Only after hospitalization was it established that it was hepatitis. Three days later, there were already 74 cases across the UK, all under the age of 10. Six children required a liver transplant.

The WHO calls on all countries to be vigilant in identifying a possible link. Three reports have been received from Spain, including a 13-year-old teenager, and Ireland has also identified a number of unexplained cases of hepatitis. Where they may have been infected remains to be seen.

It has nothing to do with any corona vaccine, nor have any of the confirmed cases received such a vaccine. So far, no other epidemiological risk factor has been identified, such as a recent trip abroad.

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