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#Hepatitis in children as of #22June 2022 👉920 probable cases ⚠️45 (5%) children have required transplants 🚨 18 (2%) deaths have been reported
WHO has issued 🆕 tools to help countries respond to unusual cases of severe acute #hepatitis (liver inflammation) in children, incl. how to find & report cases. The detection of cases across 5 WHO Regions is unusual & warrants detailed investigation. 📌 bit.ly/3xW9Fxs
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La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) informó que ya se han registrado 650 casos probables de la #hepatitis de origen desconocido en 33 países. Otros 99 casos esperan pruebas de laboratorio para confirmación. holadoctor.com/es/enfermedad… #Noticias #Salud
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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 🌐 data helps improve the response & further develop guidance by providing 🔑 clues into the disease: 🔹cause 🔹clinical characterisation 🔹natural history 🔹severity WHO has developed a case report form to make data gathering easier: 🔎 bit.ly/3OG2a4F
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WHO strongly encourages Member States to report cases of severe acute #hepatitis of unknown cause in children matching WHO’s case definition. See list of suggested data to report: 📊bit.ly/3nhy1Nf
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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: 🔸cause remains unknown & it is being investigated 🔸actual number of cases may be underestimated due to limited surveillance in some places 🔸case count likely to ↗️ as more info & verified data become available
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WHO has issued 🆕 tools to help countries respond to unusual cases of severe acute #hepatitis (liver inflammation) in children, incl. how to find & report cases. The detection of cases across 5 WHO Regions is unusual & warrants detailed investigation. 📌 bit.ly/3xW9Fxs
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