Mysterious OUTBREAK In Multiple States – It’s Spreading!
(FeaturedNews.com) – Hepatitis is a disease that affects the liver and causes it to become inflamed. On April 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning about a widespread outbreak of the condition in children. The agency said there have been patients ranging from 1 month to 16 years old.
The CDC explains viruses cause most cases of hepatitis, especially in children. Symptoms of the condition include nausea, loss of appetite, dark urine, joint pain, fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain, light-colored stools, fever, and vomiting. Medical professionals treat the condition based on its cause.
Shocking. I can't imagine why.
NY among 10 states reporting mystery childhood hepatitis cases https://t.co/Mtki4fXkTL
— Kim Reynolds (@meetkimreynolds) May 3, 2022
The New York Post reported most of the current patients are in Europe. Some cases have been severe, requiring liver transplants, and in one situation, a child died from the illness. The United Kingdom has had the most cases reported, at 114. In the US, there have been nine cases reported in Alabama, three in Illinois, and two in North Carolina.
The BBC reported that medical professionals are uncertain what virus is causing the outbreak, but they think there may be a link to adenovirus. Experts say developing hepatitis from this virus is not common, but they believe that since adenovirus disappeared during the pandemic, some children never experienced a first-time exposure until they were older than the usual age. They feel this late exposure could cause a response that’s leading to liver inflammation.
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