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Ministry keeps tabs on acute hepatitis – FBC News

Although there are no cases of acute hepatitis in the country, the Ministry of Health confirms that it is monitoring the reports.

Cases of acute hepatitis or inflammation of the liver of unknown origin have been reported in children in several countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Spain, Israel and France.

The Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong, said he alerted children’s medical specialists within the ministry.

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According to the World Health Organization, there had been 169 cases as of April 21 in 11 countries.

Dr. Fong says studies into the cause of this disease in children are ongoing and they will continue to monitor reports from the World Health Organization and health authorities in other countries as the investigation is progressing.

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