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The number of children infected with hepatitis in Britain has risen sharply

The number of children infected with hepatitis in Britain has risen sharply

Up to this point, British authorities have announced an increase in the number of children affectedInflammation of the lever Surprisingly, this number reached 176 children affected in different parts of the state, 11 of whom required liver transplant surgery.

An update from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) confirmed that 13 cases had been registered as of May 10, compared to May 6, bringing the total number of UK cases to 176.

There are currently 128 cases Inflammation of the lever The UK is under investigation, with 13 cases in Wales, 26 in Scotland and nine in Northern Ireland, with public health officials investigating the rates “above normal”. Hepatitis In children across the UK.

Most of the children were under the age of 10, but the UKHSA said on Thursday that a small number of children over the age of 10 were also being questioned. The UK Health, Safety and Environment Services Commission (UKHSA) is also investigating the origin of the mysterious eruption. For hepatitis In children, it was first diagnosed in January.

Health officials are still trying to determine the cause of the sharp rise in the condition of the liver after the use of viruses that cause infectious hepatitis was not discovered.

According to the UKHSA, a common virus called adenovirus can cause a spike after an infection. Adenovirus is the most commonly detected virus in tested specimens, however, it is not uncommon to see hepatitis after adenovirus infection in healthy children.

These cases are mainly in children under the age of five with early symptoms of diarrhea and nausea and jaundice, in which case the skin and eyes turn yellow, which is a sign that the liver is affected.

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Dr Mira Chand, UKHSA’s Director of Medicine and Growing Diseases, said: “Parents need to be aware that their children are less likely to develop hepatitis. Call your doctor if you are worried.

“Our investigations indicate a link between adenovirus, and our studies are now rigorously testing this link,” he added.

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