According to recommendations from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), youngsters below 16 years with indications of acute hepatitis, such as jaundice, vomiting, or nausea, or with broad symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal discomfort should be brought to the hospital immediately.
The warning was prompted by a spate of possible instances of hepatitis in youngsters and adolescents throughout the world. Nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea that continues for more than a week, and severe tiredness may accompany fever and respiratory issues.
As of now, there is little information about the symptoms, but adenovirus is considered to be behind the outbreak. The DGS advises using common protective procedures such as proper indoor ventilation, coughing or sneezing into the elbow, hand-washing, and surface disinfection.
The DGS claims that there have been 15 suspected cases of the disease in Portugal up to June 3rd, 2022, which occurred around November 2021 and May 31st, 2022. These children’s health has improved.
As of the end of May, the following European countries had reported cases; Serbia (1), Republic of Moldova (1), Bulgaria (1), Austria (2), France (2), Cyprus (2), Poland (3), Norway (5), Greece (5), Denmark (7), Ireland (8), Sweden (9), Belgium (14), Netherlands (14), Italy (29), Spain (34), and the United Kingdom (155).
The worldwide case count has surpassed 621 with 14 mortalities. The casualties existed in Palestine (1), Mexico (1), Ireland (1), the United States (5), and Indonesia (6).