MS has three cases of undiagnosed childhood hepatitis and ministry investigators

A report from the Emergency Report issued by Cievs / MS indicates that cases occur between the ages of zero and 16 years.

The Ministry of Health has closed the Emergency Room this Friday (13) for monitoring and monitoring cases of acute hepatitis.  (Photo: Ministry of Health)
The Ministry of Health has closed the Emergency Room this Friday (13) for monitoring and monitoring cases of acute hepatitis. (Photo: Ministry of Health)

With three confirmed cases in Mato Grosso do Sul, the state is one of nine in Brazil that is being monitored by the Ministry of Health for the occurrence of acute childhood hepatitis of unknown origin. There are 44 cases across the country, 14 of which are in São Paulo.

A report from the Emergency Report issued by Cievs / MS (Center for Strategic Information on Health Monitoring) on ​​May 12 reveals that cases occur in people under the age of 17 and attention was given to municipal departments to identify, investigate and communicate immediately. possible cases.

On the 10th, the ministry participated in a meeting with a panel of experts from the WHO (World Health Organization) and representatives of eight countries (UK, Spain, USA, Canada, France, Portugal, Colombia and Argentina) in those areas. emergency methods in public health, infectology, pediatrics and epidemiology, discuss the evidence available so far.

The day before, the folder published a technical guide to government and municipal health departments on notifications, diagnostics and laboratory flow of possible cases of acute hepatitis of unknown etiology in children and adolescents. Since the evidence on the disease is still very strong, the state room should update the guidelines regularly.

so-called – Hepatitis B of unknown origin has affected children in at least 20 countries. In approximately 10% of cases, liver transplantation was necessary.

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According to the WHO, more than 200 cases, as of the last day of April 29, had been reported worldwide, most (163) in the UK. The disease mainly affects children aged one month to 16 years. To date, one patient has died.

In a statement released on April 23, the WHO stated that there was no link between the disease and the vaccines used against Covid-19. “Theories related to the effects of the vaccine against covid-19 are not supported as the vast majority of affected children did not receive the vaccine against covid-19”.

Symptoms – according to PAHO, the WHO arm in the Americas and Caribbean, patients with acute hepatitis had gastrointestinal symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and jaundice (when the skin and whiteness of the eyes turn yellow ). There was no record of fever.

The current treatment seeks to reduce symptoms and improve the patient if the case is severe. Treatment recommendations should be cleared immediately after determining the source of the infection.

Parents should look for symptoms such as diarrhea or vomiting and symptoms of jaundice. In that case, medical attention should be sought immediately.

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