severe acute hepatitis diseasewhich affects children and remains a mystery to the scientific community, arriving in mexico soon And it could get pregnant at least 10 percent of those infected who would need it. liver transplant,
However, there are no reports of its presence in Mexico so far, health officials from the Ministry of Health have indicated.
According to Ariana Huerta, an infectious disease specialist with the Mexican Association of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, she said that if 10 percent of those infected require a liver transplantRepresents a great infrastructure and treatment challenge that requires a great deal of funding.
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the expert said There must already be cases in Mexico, but they have not been reported.
The World Health Organization announced today that the number of reported cases is 348 probable cases of acute childhood hepatitis of unknown origin, in addition to 70 additional cases waiting to be classified.
Currently, the presence of this childhood disease is known in twenty countries, but it is suspected that there are cases under investigation in another 13 as well, said Philip Eastbrook, an expert on the WHO’s global program on hepatitis.
As of now, the origin of the disease is unknown, but the most relevant hypothesis is that related to adenovirus and the role of COVID, whether a coincidence or past infection, continues to be considered,” Eastbrook explained.
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The United Kingdom is the country that has reported the most cases, with 163 and six countries have already reported more than 5 cases.
With regard to COVID, Eastbrook reported that 18% of the cases were positive for PCR test and now serological tests will be done to find out if there were previous COVID infections.