Authorities are struggling to investigate the potential causes of an unusually large number of cases of acute hepatitis in the United Kingdom with children around the world. It is said that this can be caused by the blockade of COVID-19, which has weakened immunity.
In a statement on Tuesday, the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) worked with the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) and public health agencies in the United Kingdom, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for potential causes of extraordinary heights. Said to investigate. The number of cases of acute hepatitis seen in children in the last few weeks.
In the United Kingdom, as of April 20, 2022, 111 cases of “unexplained hepatitis” have been confirmed in children under the age of 16 since January 1. Of these, 10 have had liver transplants. The UK case has not died. A small number of children over the age of 10 are being investigated.
The usual viruses that cause infectious hepatitis (hepatitis A to hepatitis E) have not been detected.
The WHO also published a newsletter Spain (13), Israel (12), United States (9), Denmark (6), Ireland (<5), Netherlands (4), Italy (4), Norway (2), France (2), Norway (1) , And Belgium (1).
Although still under investigation, authorities believe that one of the potential causes is a group of viruses called adenoviruses that may be causing the disease. Adenovirus has been detected in at least 74 cases.
Daily mail Dr. Mirachand, Head of Clinical and Emerging Infectious Diseases at UKHSA, told the European Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Conference that young children were infected with the virus because they were not exposed to the virus. bottom. Pass during the pandemic. “
Paper Eurosurveillance Reviewing Scottish Hepatitis The case also suggested that the reduction in mixing due to the blockade was a potential cause.
“At the time of publication, the main hypothesis revolves around adenovirus, which is a new mutant with a definite clinical syndrome or a routine cycle that has a more serious impact on immunologically naive infants. The latter scenario may be the result of a restricted social mixture during the COVID-19 pandemic, “writes Eurosurveillance.
Authorities said there was no link to the COVID-19 vaccine. None of the currently confirmed cases in the United Kingdom have been vaccinated.
At the time, diagnostic pathologist Dr. Claire Craig told the Epoch Times that he did not believe the COVID-19 vaccine was the cause, but that it was potentially blocked.
“The point is that what we did in the blockade greatly confused the way we interacted with each other, and as a result, hindered the way microorganisms and the way they spread to each other,” she said. rice field.
of Statement HARTA group of UK physicians, scientists, and other academic experts established to share concerns about policy and guidance recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic in which Craig participates: I am writing in. Healthy children have relatively mild symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, and cold symptoms. “
“Adenovirus was previously associated with hepatitis, but almost all cases were severely immunocompromised,” he added.
“As early as June 2020, a warning was issued to limit the mixing of children during the blockade, resulting in reduced exposure to the normal range of viruses, harmful effects and” repayment “. It has the potential to create an “immune debt” that must be taken. In the end, “HART added.