What are Adenoviruses? Suspected to be the cause of Mysterious Acute Hepatitis


Recently, the public has been busy discussing the existence of a mysterious acute hepatitis disease that is currently engulfing a number of countries in the world. The disease is thought to have attacked children in several countries, including Indonesia.

It is known, as many as three children in Jakarta died due to a disease called Mysterious Acute Hepatitis. The three children were previously referred and treated at Dr. RSUPN. Cipto Mangunkusumo. All of the children suspected of dying from the hepatitis disease died at different times from the last two weeks, until April 30, 2022.

The disease called mysterious acute hepatitis has not only caused the death of three children in Indonesia, but also children in various countries including the United States.

The deaths that occurred in the three children are still not known with certainty, but according to studies and examinations conducted by the US Department of Health, the cause of death of the three children is suspected to be caused by a virus.

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This was obtained after data coming from Alabama said that as many as nine children had liver inflammation (mysterious hepatitis), and the nine children tested positive for a common pathogen also known as adenovirus 41.

Several other countries are also known to be investigating cases of child deaths in Alabama. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) specifically discusses the cluster in Alabama, knowing it temporarily believes that adenovirus is the cause of death among children in Alabama, but the CDC is still investigating potential environmental and situational factors and other factors. .

So, what is an adenovirus?

Adenovirus itself is a type of infection that generally occurs in children, especially those under the age of 5 years. Adenovirus is a type of infection that has a high transmission rate with a relatively fast time. In some cases, adenovirus will cause health problems if not treated seriously.

Adenovirus is a group of viruses that can cause infections in several parts of the body, such as the eyes, intestines, lungs, and respiratory tract.

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Meanwhile, the CDC itself has issued several recommendations that the public can do as part of preventing the transmission of mysterious hepatitis. These recommendations include following the vaccination schedule for children.

Not only that, the CDC also urges parents and caregivers to be able to apply preventive measures to children such as maintaining hand hygiene, avoiding sick people, applying good etiquette and cleanliness, avoiding touching the eyes, nose, or mouth.


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