Health & Fitness

Hepatitis detected in nearly 300 children worldwide

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Posted: 05/05/22 - 06:07
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Nearly 300 probable cases of children with severe hepatitis have been detected in 20 countries worldwide, with some in South East Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Health officials around the world are investigating a mysterious increase in cases of the liver condition which was first spotted in the UK.

A common virus called adenovirus, which has rebounded after the pandemic, could be causing the surge.

One death has been reported by the WHO.

As of 1 May, it said most cases of young children with hepatitis had been detected in Europe with small numbers also reported in the Americas, western Pacific and South East Asia.

The first cases of this unusual hepatitis were spotted in Scotland in children under the age of 10. More than 140 cases are now being investigated in the UK.

I Call True: Seems to me like Bad_Frank made the right call on this (link in comments) it seems that it is a virus causing this (NOT COVID!) and in this report a virus "making a comeback" maybe because (as bad_Frank said and I'm literally quoting him here)

"their natural immune systems have been put on hold while they didn't leave the house for two years? Now it's like open season for any virus' out there."

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I wonder what other bugs will now be a problem for both adults and children that we would previously just have batted away?
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Yet another fallout from the Lockdown then
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Thanks MDM for the shout out.

You don't have to be an 'expert' to realise that without face-to-face contact children wont have been picking up the normal bugs they would have done in life, and haven't got the natural immunity that they otherwise would have gained.

And now (as time has proven), due to these pointless lockdowns they are susceptible upon re-exposure.

I wonder if Pfizer can rush something out for them?
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And the LCB initial story from three weeks ago here - https://www.letscallbull.com/story/uk-officials-investigating-total-of-74-child-hepatitis-cases-33218
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Bad_Frank quote here -

https://www.letscallbull.com/story/hepatitis-cases-detected-in-children-in-europe-and-the-us-33288