Mysterious liver disease begins to spread globally
The world has not recovered from the novel coronavirus and its consequences yet to start the World Health authorities to warn of a new threat on the horizon, as a mysterious liver disease began to spread recently around the world, and according to initial reports caused at least one death so far, details in the following news:
A case of hepatitis of unknown causes has recently begun to spread around the world, and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and experts, the causes of the new hepatitis are still unknown, but the initial suspicions are about a virus known scientifically as adenovirus.
According to a statement issued by the World Health Organization on Saturday; the twenty-third of this April, so far recorded 169 cases of hepatitis, most of them concentrated in the United Kingdom, while the rest are distributed to the United States of America and various European countries, including Italy, Spain, Denmark, Norway, and France.
It is worth mentioning that the victims of the new disease are mostly children and adolescents between the ages of one month and 16 years, and among the cases recorded since the beginning of April so far:
- One child has died in the United States.
- 17 cases required patients to undergo a new liver transplant.
It is worth mentioning that the Center for Disease Control and control has sent a team of experts to assess a range of cases that have emerged in the United States of America, but pending the results of the expert reports, here’s what we know so far:
Causes of new hepatitis C
Although experts have not yet been able to establish for sure the exact cause of the new disease, the initial hypothesis put forward by experts points the finger at adenovirus 41, which is thought to specifically induce this new hepatitis in children.
The experts put this hypothesis after noting that 74 cases of recorded cases of new hepatitis were children whose medical reports showed that they were infected with adenovirus in conjunction with their hepatitis, and it was noted that at least 19 cases of recorded infection were children infected with coronavirus and adenovirus together.
But the strange thing is that the aforementioned virus, which spreads by touch, is one of the viruses that usually do not infect healthy children, so this hypothesis may not be correct, but researchers are currently working to determine the cause of the patient, hoping that they can deny this hypothesis or confirm it for sure in the next short period.
Symptoms of new hepatitis C
According to the recorded cases, people with this disease show many symptoms, including the following:
- Abdominal pain.