Protect Children from Acute Mysterious Hepatitis

BANGKALAN, Java Post Radar Madura Mysterious acute hepatitis is a new scourge for parents. This is because the newly discovered disease in various parts of the world is attacking children. However, there are several steps you can take to prevent your loved one from being infected with the virus.

Person in Charge of Child Poly Services at Syamrabu Hospital, dr. Shirley Ferlina, M.Ked.Klin., Sp.A explained that acute hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Usually caused by hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses.

While mysterious acute hepatitis was reported in several countries in Europe and Canada, the disease was not caused by hypatitis A, B, C, and E. However, the cause was adenovirus. Namely, a virus that manifests in the respiratory and digestive tract of children.

There are several symptoms of mysterious acute hepatitis. Namely, the occurrence of digestive disorders such as vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Then, experiencing liver disorders such as yellow body, urine like tea, and pale stool color.

Then, experiencing health problems such as fever, joint pain, body weakness, and decreased appetite. “Finally, medically, there is no infection with hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses,” explained the beautiful doctor yesterday (15/5).

There are several ways that must be done so that the loved ones are not infected with the mysterious acute hepatitis virus. Among them, the discipline of maintaining the cleanliness of eating utensils and washing hands. Then, make sure the water and food consumed is clean and cooked.

Furthermore, wearing masks and maintaining distance and completing child immunizations according to the recommendations of the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI). Also throw it away pampers or baby stool in place.

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“If you find suspicious symptoms in your child, immediately take them to a pediatrician,” he advised. (jup/onk)

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