Data from Risk Communiqué released by the Cievs / MS show that events occurred between zero and 16 years
With three confirmed cases in Mato Grosso do Sul, the state is one of nine in Brazil that has been monitored by the Ministry of Health for the occurrence of pediatric malignancies. There are 44 cases across the country, 14 of them in São Paulo.
Data from Risk Communiqué released by the Cievs / MS (Center for Strategic Information on Health Surveillance) on May 12 shows that the situation was affecting people under the age of 17 and warned for city departments to identify, investigate and communicate immediate incidents.
On the 10th, the Office participated in a meeting with a panel of experts with the World Health Organization (WHO) and representatives from eight countries (United Kingdom, Spain, United States, Canada, France, Portugal, Colombia and Argentina) in the region. emergency procedures for public health, disease, pediatrics and infectious diseases, to discuss the evidence so far.
The day before, the folder had published a report with guidance to the state and city health department on the warning, investigation and diagnosis of the incident. experiments on the acute exacerbation of unknown etiology in children and adolescents. As the evidence of infection is still very strong, the clinic needs to update the instructions temporarily.
know what – Unexplained hepatitis has affected children in at least 20 countries. The disease manifests itself in an numerous form and has no direct relationship to the known pathogens of the disease. In approximately 10% of patients, a liver transplant is necessary.
According to the WHO, more than 200 cases, up to the last 29 April, have been reported worldwide, mostly (163) in the UK. The disease most commonly affects children from one month to 16 years of age. So far, one patient has died.
In a statement issued on April 23, the WHO stated that there was no link between the virus and the vaccine used to prevent Covid-19. “Concerns about the efficacy of the covid-19 vaccine have not been supported because the majority of children affected do not receive the covid-19 vaccine.”
Symptoms – According to the PAHO, the WHO arm in the US and the Caribbean, patients with chronic liver disease have a number of gastrointestinal symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and jaundice (skin rash). and skin of the eyelids). There is no reported fever.
Current treatments seek to reduce symptoms and stabilize the patient if the pain is severe. Treatment recommendations should be optimized once the root cause of the disease has been determined.
Parents should watch for symptoms such as diarrhea or vomiting and see jaundice symptoms. In this case, treatment should be sought immediately.