Nur Janti (The Jakarta Post)
Wed 4 May 2022
The Health Ministry said it was investigating the deaths of three children in Jakarta which it said could be linked to a mysterious hepatitis outbreak that has sickened hundreds of children in at least 20 countries.
The three children, aged two, eight and 11, died at Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital (RSCM) between mid and late April after suffering from jaundice, diarrhea and vomiting – some of the symptoms that have also been found in clusters of unexplained hepatitis cases that have emerged among children around the world.
The three RSCM cases also presented with fever, nausea, seizures and loss of consciousness, Health Ministry spokeswoman Siti Nadia Tarmizi said in a statement on Monday. They were referred from smaller hospitals in East Jakarta and West Jakarta.
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