Experts: Greece will have 5-10 severe cases of acute hepatitis in children as one child dies



Ghikas Majorkinis does not believe that there will be many cases of acute hepatitis in children in Greece.


The professor of epidemiology, a member of the expert commission of the Ministry of Health, said that 5-10 severe cases of hepatitis in children are anticipated in Greece.


The professor also said that it is extremely difficult to limit the spread of hepatitis, stressing that “there are many cases in many countries that are not linked, although it is not established where the infection originated.


This means it’s either widespread or a virus that has been circulating for many years. The fact that we have not seen it in children in recent years is probably due to the fact that we had a quarantine.


As for the reasons new form of hepatitis, Gikas Maiorkinis said that so far there have been only isolated isolated cases of infectious hepatitis in children.


The explanation why we see them in children (rather than adults) now is due to the fact that older age has become immune to hepatitis.


“If this is adenovirus 41, then it is extremely difficult to curb it, since it is even more contagious than coronavirus,” the professor said.


One child has died and 17 have needed liver transplants because of the mysterious global outbreak of hepatitis.


The World Health Organization said it has received reports of at least 169 cases of ‘acute hepatitis of unknown origin’ from 12 countries as of Saturday.


Cases were detected in children aged one month to 16 years old, the majority of whom have been hospitalized.


The WHO has not disclosed which country the death occurred in.


The first cases were recorded in Britain, where 114 children have been struck with illness.


Covid lockdowns may be behind the mysterious spate of hepatitis cases in children because they reduced social mixing and weakened their immunity, worldwide experts claim.