This Friday (13), the day we suspect hepatitis B in children with a history of malnutrition was reported in Santa Catarina by DIVE / SC (Santa’s Cancer Prevention Officer). Catarina), a new study points to the possibility that infection may occur. by Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, may be associated with a virus that has already infected more than 300 patients worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. .
The research was completed at Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom, and at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, in the United States, and published in the research journal The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, via an article.
Scientists think the adenovirus – the virus that causes the common cold – is behind the virus. However, it is not yet known why modern workers would cause such a big and unthinking event.
The hepatitis B virus recorded so far has been negatively detected in the common pathogens: A, B, C, D and E. Therefore, since April, when The warning began, experts sought an explanation for the unknown.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified the cause as adenovirus 41F, a virus that is found in 72% of children diagnosed in the UK. However, they also consider the possibility that the problem is a disease after transmission of Covid-19, the effects of which may be limited to the Ômicron variant. According to scientists, both hypotheses would be correct.
This article points out the potential for Sars-CoV-2 to have long-term effects on the body that eventually lead to more severe adenovirus infection in children. They explain that Covid-19 bacteria build up fluid in the gut even after infection and can trigger the re-emergence of infectious bacteria that cause the body to become immune.
Recurrence may interact with Sars-CoV-2 having an effect called superantigen, which causes some bacteria or viruses to become more potent than normal T cells in some people. people. The problem is that a large number of cells of the immune system, out of the norm, cause a variety of conditions in the body.
This study is gaining momentum because in Israel, 11 out of 12 children with liver disease were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last month. Experts suggest that interactions with the vaccine have been severed. This is because most of the children are under 5 years of age, the population who have not been vaccinated.
The accused are in SC
At Santa Catarina, our needs were investigated. The latest update, announced Friday, was a three-year-old boy from São José, in Florianópolis, who was hospitalized in the city. Symptoms began in April and the speculation is that the test for hepatitis A, B and C is not effective.
According to DIVE, our case has been investigated by the City Health Office. Research is underway with the support of DIVE and Santa Catarina Central Laboratory (LACEN / SC) to make the necessary tests.
Note the other case
On May 6, the first case of “unknown” virus was reported in Itajaí, North Coast of Santa Catarina. The 7-year-old girl was hospitalized at Pequeno Anjo Children’s Hospital and was released on Monday (9).
The second case was reported only three days later (9). The case is of a 16-year-old boy, from Balneário Camboriú, also on the northern coast of the province.
The young man did not need to stay in the hospital and was monitored at home by state and local epidemiological tests.