No cases recorded in Jordan for new hepatitis spread

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AMMAN — Clinical and histological diseases advisor Dr Hussam Abu Farsakh said that the seriousness of the new hepatitis cases that recently spread widely in several countries among children lies in its intensity, not the speed of its spread, according to Al-Rai Daily.اضافة اعلان

Abu Farsakh said that the reason behind hepatitis cases that has been recently recorded in several countries remain unknown. And even though the number of cases recorded was low, estimated at 200 cases in 20 countries, the seriousness of it lies in the fact that it is a very intense infection in the liver which might cause liver failure.

He added that hepatitis type A is the most common among children. More than 97 percent of those infected do not suffer from liver failure and they recover.

He stated that the most recent case recorded close to Jordan was for an 8-year-old child in Gaza. Until now no cases have been detected in the Kingdom, according to concerned authorities.

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