Minister of Health Says There Are 15 Cases of Mysterious Hepatitis in Indonesia, Recognize the Initial Symptoms


Indonesian Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin reported that there have been 15 cases of mysterious acute hepatitis to date. Experts call a series of early symptoms to watch out for.

“On April 27, so 4 days after WHO announced the outbreak in Europe, Indonesia found three cases in Jakarta,” he said in a virtual press conference, Monday (9/5/2022).

“On April 27, we have immediately issued a circular so that all hospitals and health offices carry out surveillance of this case. On April 30, Singapore announced the first case and until now there are 15 cases in Indonesia,” he continued.

Previously, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi, said that there had been 4 cases of child deaths allegedly related to acute hepatitis of unknown etiology or mysterious. All four are under the age of 11 and only one has received the full COVID-19 vaccine.

“For eight years they have been vaccinated, for 11 years they have been vaccinated, for two years they have not been vaccinated,” said a spokesman for the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi, to detikcom Monday (9/5/2022).

Of the four cases of death, three of them were treated at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM) Jakarta and one recent case was reported in Tulungagung. The last case is still under epidemiological investigation.

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