September 29, 2022
Ten cases of unexplained hepatitis have been recorded in Canada and one in Alberta.

Hepatitis and liver inflammation are rare in children, but since early April this year, the World Health Organization has reported an increase in cases of acute severe hepatitis in children not caused by the known hepatitis virus.

“The difference is that the inflammation of the liver is so severe that it does not appear to be the usual cause of hepatitis A, B and C,” said Cola, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. Dr. Constantinesk said. ..

According to new data released by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on May 20, Canadian children currently have 10 cases of acute severe hepatitis, meeting national case definitions in the last five months. ..

Some researchers say that unexplained cases may be associated with adenovirus (usually a family of viruses that cause illnesses like influenza), or perhaps COVID-19. It suggests that there is.

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