In the United Kingdom, the first cases of childhood hepatitis of unknown originlater they spread to Spain, Israel, the United States, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, France and Norway, among others.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported last week that 348 cases have been recorded of hepatitis in minors and that studies on the possible role of the adenovirus and its relationship with COVID have been accelerated.
Some of these children have received a liver transplant and others have died as a result of the disease.
Cases have been reported in 20 countries and another 13 countries have suspected cases.
They arrive in Mexico
On the other hand, on May 12 the first cases of childhood hepatitis were confirmed in the country and since then there has been talk of at least five other states with suspected cases.
It was in Nuevo Leon, where four pediatric patients with hepatitis acute that were stable and under monitoring.
The Secretary of Health of Nuevo León, Alma Rosa Marroquín, explained that the symptoms presented by the minors are diarrhea and vomiting, abdominal pain and a yellowish coloration both in the skin and in the mucous membranes, “in the conjunctiva of the eyes they see a little yellow, just like the skin, and we call that jaundice”, one of the main characteristics of hepatitis.
The Secretary of Health of Durango also reported today that the first suspected case of acute childhood hepatitis in a child under 13 years of age is being analyzed.
Sergio González Romero, head of the unit, said at a press conference that the teenager is undergoing tests.
The Secretary of Health of Sinaloa reported today the first suspected case of childhood hepatitis.
The Secretary of State Health, Cuitláhuac González Galindo, explained that the case was registered during the weekend in the municipality of Culiacán.
Is about a child under 15 years of age, who is already receiving medical care at a pediatric hospital in the city. She said that she is stable, and that tests are being performed.
Today it was revealed that a minor under 15 years of age It is the first suspected case of the new type of acute childhood hepatitis in Coahuila, specifically in the city of Saltillo, confirmed the head of the Secretary of Health of the State Government, Roberto Bernal Gómez.
The official assured that first it must be ruled out that it is not one of the forms of hepatitis already known and that are common among the population, such as A, B or C. Acute childhood hepatitis would be caused by an adenovirus.
San Luis Potosi
Daniel Acosta Díaz de León, state Secretary of Health, reported that in San Luis Potosí a five-year-old minor, originally from Ciudad Valles, is under suspicion of childhood hepatitis.
The Secretary of Health said he did not know the date on which the minor began with symptoms; however, he specified that during his admission to the Ciudad Valles General Hospital, the patient presented symptoms of intestinal pain and signs of hepatic inflammation.
Last Friday, the Tamaulipas Ministry of Health announced that there is a suspicious case of Acute Hepatitis in a young man in the capital city, so he is already under observation and there is epidemiological surveillance in the state.
Gloria Molina Gamboa, Secretary of Health of the state announced that it is a 14-year-old boy from Ciudad Victoria, who presented symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, mainly general malaise.
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