Due to constant epidemiological surveillance and the active search for possible patients affected by severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin, the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) identified a new suspected case. At today’s cut, there are thirteen children under 16 years of age who have been treated in state medical units with presumption of said condition; They also confirm that an 11-year-old girl died in a hospital presumably due to the disease. In total there are four deaths.
This week there have been no hospitalized patients, nine are reported in stable condition and are recovering at home.
Of the total number of patients treated in Jalisco, two cases were ruled out by the SSJ. There are eleven patients under study: four suspected and seven probable, thus classified by the federal authority in accordance with the guidelines established in the epidemiological notice.
The last case reported as probable (until last week suspected) by the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE) “Dr. Manuel Martínez Báez”, is a male of four years and seven months, a resident of Zapopan.
Eleven of the patients treated are residents of the state of Jalisco, one referred from Tabasco and another from Nayarit.
The new suspected case is an 11-year-old girl, a resident of the municipality of Zapotlán del Rey, who began with symptoms on July 31, after being admitted in a critical condition for care in a public hospital, the minor passed away.
In this way, there are four deaths of patients treated in Jalisco with presumption of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin. Today nine patients are at home, they are reported stable and are under follow-up.
WHAT IS HEPATITIS?
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver and can be caused by the hepatitis A, B, C, D and E viruses, although there are other diseases that can cause such inflammation, such as chickenpox, dengue, COVID-19, alcoholism and intestinal parasitosis .
Since last May 2, the SSJ has reinforced epidemiological surveillance in order to detect possible suspected cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin, already reported in several countries; working in coordination with the Jalisco State Public Health Laboratory (LESP) and with INDRE.
Symptoms to detect it:
Dark brown urine Very light, almost white stools Yellowing of the skin and eyes
Other symptoms: Fever, vomiting, pain in the belly, lack of appetite, weight loss and extreme tiredness.
In the event of suspicious cases, they ask to contact the Epidemiological and Sanitary Intelligence Unit of the SSJ at telephone number 33-3030-5000, extensions 35059 and 35072.
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