Apparently, the mutated COVID-19 variants and the looming threat of WWIII weren’t bad enough for 2022, so “the powers that be” have decided to stir the pot even more by throwing in another potential disease. Was it the God, a god, the Universe? It doesn’t matter, but this needs to stop.
The numbers may be outdated, but since the beginning of April in Europe and the United States, 169 cases of hepatitis of unknown origin have been reported. Doctors have recorded this new type of hepatitis in children from 1 month to 16 years, and 17 kids needed a liver transplant. According to the WHO, one child has already died.
According to the European Center for Diseases, the United Kingdom was the first country to report a new type of hepatitis in children. Here, 111 cases of the disease were diagnosed, mostly among children under the age of 10 years.
So far, the disease has sprung up in the following counties:
- Great Britain (114);
- Spain (13);
- Israel (12);
- United States of America (9);
- Denmark (6);
- Ireland (5);
- The Netherlands (4);
- Italy (4);
- Norway (2);
- France (2);
- Romania (1);
- Belgium (1).
Quoting the smart doctors, the clinical syndrome among the identified cases is acute hepatitis (liver inflammation) with a marked increase in liver enzymes. Gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, preceded by severe acute hepatitis, as well as jaundice and elevated liver enzymes, have been reported in multiple cases.
Most patients did not have a fever, and 74 cases were diagnosed with adenoviruses, which cause acute respiratory disease. However, common viruses that cause acute viral hepatitis (hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E) were not found in afflicted children.
The new unknown hepatitis is likely to be associated with Covid-19 and has been reported in 20 cases. In addition, doctors detected concomitant coronavirus and adenovirus infections in 19 cases.
Investigations are currently underway in the countries with the highest number of cases, including a detailed history of clinical disease and exposure, toxicological tests, and additional microbiological tests.
This is particularly important in the United Kingdom, where there has recently been a significant increase in the number of adenovirus infections, especially among children. A similar problem was encountered in the Netherlands, so who’s next?
Let’s hope this disease is quickly dealt with because we really don’t need another can of worms.