WHO has issued 馃啎聽tools to help countries respond to unusual cases of severe acute #hepatitis聽(liver inflammation) in children, incl. how to find & report cases. The detection of cases across 5 WHO Regions is unusual & warrants detailed investigation. 馃搶 bit.ly/3xW9Fxs
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As of 22 June 2022, 33 countries have reported 920 probable cases: 馃敻cause remains unknown & it is being investigated 馃敻actual number of cases may be underestimated due to limited surveillance in some places 馃敻case count likely to 鈫楋笍聽as more info & verified data become available
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While a few cases of acute #hepatitis in children of unknown cause are reported, every year, some countries indicated that this year this number has been unusually high.
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As of 22 June 2022, 33 countries have reported 920 probable cases: 馃敻cause remains unknown & it is being investigated 馃敻actual number of cases may be underestimated due to limited surveillance in some places 馃敻case count likely to 鈫楋笍聽as more info & verified data become available
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A range of investigations of the possible cause or causes is underway including detailed epidemiological investigations to identify common exposures, risk factors or links between cases. Investigations are also underway to assess where the number of cases is above usual levels.
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WHO strongly encourages Member States to report cases of severe acute #hepatitis聽of unknown cause in children matching WHO鈥檚 case definition. See list of suggested data to report: 馃搳bit.ly/3nhy1Nf
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The analysis of 馃寪聽data helps improve the response & further develop guidance by providing 馃攽聽clues into the disease: 馃敼cause 馃敼clinical characterisation 馃敼natural history 馃敼severity WHO has developed a case report form to make data gathering easier: 馃攷聽bit.ly/3OG2a4F
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WHO also strongly encourages countries to use this case report form so that we can have a standardized approach to understanding these #hepatitis cases.
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The analysis of 馃寪聽data helps improve the response & further develop guidance by providing 馃攽聽clues into the disease: 馃敼cause 馃敼clinical characterisation 馃敼natural history 馃敼severity WHO has developed a case report form to make data gathering easier: 馃攷聽bit.ly/3OG2a4F
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