Madrid’s Deputy of Minister for Healthcare and Public Health ruled out on Tuesday that cases of hepatitis reported in young children around the world might be “related to the Covid vaccine.”
As WeLoveTrump previously reported, health officials around the world are trying to figure out what has led to rising cases of severe hepatitis in children.
On April 15th, the World Health Organization released a statement regarding the alarming cases of rare hepatitis in young children.
According to WHO, the origin is “still considered unknown and remains under active investigation.”
From the WHO:
On 5 April 2022, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point (NFP) for the United Kingdom notified WHO of 10 cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in previously healthy young children (age range: 11 months to five-year-old) across central Scotland. Of these 10 cases, nine had onset of symptoms in March 2022 while one case had an onset of symptoms in January 2022. Symptoms included jaundice, diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal pain. All 10 cases were detected when hospitalised.
As of 8 April 2022, further investigations across the United Kingdom have identified a total of 74 cases (including the 10 cases) fulfilling the case definition1. The clinical syndrome in identified cases is of acute hepatitis with markedly elevated liver enzymes, often with jaundice, sometimes preceded by gastrointestinal symptoms, in children principally up to 10 years old. Some cases have required transfer to specialist children’s liver units and six children have undergone liver transplantation. As of 11 April, no death has been reported among these cases and one epidemiologically linked case has been detected.
As of April 23, more than 169 cases of hepatitis have been detected in 11 countries, according to the latest data from World Health Organization.
CNBC reported on what’s believed to be the first case in Asia:
Japan has detected its first probable case of a mysterious liver disease that has so far affected over 170 children, largely in Britain, as health experts explore its possible links to Covid-19.
Japan’s Health Ministry said Tuesday that a child had been hospitalized with an unidentified type of severe acute hepatitis — or liver inflammation — in what is thought to be the first reported case in Asia.As of April 23, at least 169 cases of the disease have been detected in 11 countries globally, according to the World Health Organization. The vast majority of those have been in the U.K. (114), followed by Spain (13), Israel (12) and the U.S. (9). The addition of Japan marks the 12th country to identify a case.
Of those infected, one child has died and 17 have required liver transplants.
The WHO said it is “very likely more cases will be detected before the cause can be confirmed.”
Antonio Zapatero, Madrid’s Deputy Minister for Healthcare and COVID-19 Plan, “ruled out” that the cases of hepatitis were related to the COVID-19 jab.
Zapatero also warned that the fourth dose “could have an anomalous effect” on the immune system.
From TeleMadrid (translated):
Antonio Zapatero, Deputy Minister for Healthcare and Public Health, has ruled out that the cases of acute hepatitis that are being recorded among minors around the world with more than 170 cases in 11 different countries, according to the latest data from the WHO, are related to the covid vaccine.
Up to 17 patients have needed, so far, a liver transplant. According to the WHO, Spain is the second most affected country . Zapatero has stated that, in this disease “what is striking is that of the 74 cases in the United Kingdom, in 7 it had been necessary to do a liver transplant, which is a high proportion and as a result of that the WHO launched the alert”.
The alarm from the WHO occurs because these cases cannot be related “to the usual causes of hepatitis in children”, explained Zapatero. The deputy counselor warns that “ the criteria that the WHO has raised in this alarm are too lax because they include any child under 10 years of age who has transaminase values above 500 and who could not be identified as the cause of hepatitis and that it is a bag in which many forms of hepatitis can enter and not all are the same”
“In every season there is always a percentage of hepatitis that could fit the criteria set by the WHO, it happens every year ,” said Zapatero, “what is striking is the need for liver transplantation in a significant percentage” .
The adenovirus called F41 has appeared in most patients, explains Zapatero “but not in all”, so “what needs to be done is to review all acute hepatitis in children under 10 years of age, which is what is being done Madrid” and explains that “ the adenovirus is the main suspect, but there are things that do not fit to blame it all” , because it is a virus “that has little aggressiveness”
The leading theory is that the unusual spike of hepatitis in young children is caused by adenovirus.
An Australian doctor said children who weren’t exposed to typical viruses due to COVID-19 lockdowns could explain the mysterious hepatitis cases in children.
Peter Collignon, a microbiologist and infectious diseases expert, said lockdowns during the pandemic may have reduced kids’ exposure to adenoviruses – common viruses that can cause cold-like symptoms, including fevers and sore throats.