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Se sugiere que el enigma de la #hepatitis aguda grave de etiología desconocida en #niños lo explica la coinfección con #adenovirus y virus adenoasociado de tipo 2 (AAV2), y con menos frecuencia el virus del herpes 6 (HHV6)
Dos estudios independientes: Un estudio fue dirigido por la University of Glasgow, en Glasgow, y el otro por el Great Ormond Street Hospital de Londres, ambos en Reino Unido.
Los investigadores del estudio de Glasgow usando secuenciación y PCR, confirmaron la presencia de virus adenoasociado de tipo 2 en el plasma de los 9 casos de hepatitis de inicio agudo y en el hígado de los 4 pacientes analizados.
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Today is #WorldHepatitisDay2022! To honor it let's talk about Hepatitis B.

The Hep B vaccine is now given at birth, but starting *this year* all adults <60 are recommended to get it.

I talked to the CDC's former viral hepatitis lead Dr. John Ward to understand why 🧵
First, what is viral hepatitis?

Viral hepatitis comprises a few different infections caused by viruses Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. While A and E mostly cause acute disease, the others including B often lead to chronic infection.

HepB in particular is a lifelong infection.
HepB is harmful because chronic infection is a leading cause of liver cancer.

In the US, between 1-2 MM people have chronic HepB. Most are unaware. And while it travels through body fluids, it's so infectious that transmission can happen through casual contact. (Dr. Ward ⬇️)
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It's #WorldHepatitisDay!

Bringing #hepatitis care closer to communities and those in need is 🗝️ to achieving a hepatitis-free future.

Here are 5⃣ things you should know about viral hepatitis 👇
More than 350 million people live with viral #hepatitis, and every 30 seconds, someone dies from hepatitis-related disease including liver failure, cirrhosis and cancer.

Don't wait, get tested 👉 #WorldHepatitisDay
#Hepatitis A is an infection that can cause mild to severe illness. It is mostly transmitted through ingestion of contaminated food and water or through direct contact with an infectious person.

More info 👉
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Mystery #hepatitis cases in #kids linked to unexpected viral suspect

Two preliminary studies finding #adeno-associated viruses in pediatric hepatitis cases suggest a child's genetic background and other virusesall act in concert
Researchers found high adeno-associated virus 2 (AAV2) levels in the blood or liver cells in 24 of 25 children with unexplained hepatitis.

In a group of kids without this condition, almost none had AAV2, even those with #adenovirus.
The young #hepatitis patients were also much likelier to have a #genetic variant that may make their immune systems overreact to viruses.
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WHO has issued 🆕 tools to help countries respond to unusual cases of severe acute #hepatitis (liver inflammation) in children, incl. how to find & report cases.

The detection of cases across 5 WHO Regions is unusual & warrants detailed investigation.

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As of 22 June 2022, 33 countries have reported 920 probable cases:
🔸cause remains unknown & it is being investigated
🔸actual number of cases may be underestimated due to limited surveillance in some places
🔸case count likely to ↗️ as more info & verified data become available Distribution of probable ca...
While a few cases of acute #hepatitis in children of unknown cause are reported, every year, some countries indicated that this year this number has been unusually high.

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#COVID - epidemic - still raging

#Hepatitis - in children

#monkeypox - spreading throughout UK

#Polio - now found in London

#Cholera - has now re-appeared in EUROPE

Polio spreads from sewage - we are pouring MILLIONS of gallons of untreated sewage into waterways
Look where the UK appears in this chart


yes, world leading at being LAST, and last well behind the 2nd to last!
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RF analytics on the milit-biological activity of the USA/allies in various regions of the world, including #Ukraine. They have have previously spoken about the experiments held by the employees of a lab in Merefa on the patients of a psychiatric clinic in #Kharkov since 2019-2021
2. It has been noted that one of the organisers of this illegal activity was a US citizen Linda Oporto Al-Haroun. The documents received during the special military operation have revealed that this kind of investigations has been carried out in Ukraine at least since 2011 and
3. Al-Haroun repeatedly visited the branch of the Merefa laboratory built with funds of the Pentagon in Sorokovka, Kharkov region. Despite the fact that this installation is provided with underground storage facilities & powerful ventilation systems, it is officially...
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LIVE: Media briefing on #COVID19 & other global health issues with @DrTedros…
"Globally, the number of reported #COVID19 cases and deaths continues to decline. This is clearly a very encouraging trend – increasing vaccination rates are saving lives – but WHO continues to urge caution. There is not enough testing, and not enough vaccination"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "On average, about 3/4 of #healthworkers and people aged over 60 globally have been vaccinated. But these rates are much lower in low-income countries. Almost 18 months since the first vaccine was administered, 68 countries have still not achieved 40% coverage"-@DrTedros
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#Mesaredonda8 el 4 de junio de 11:30h-13:00h sobre #VIH y #Hepatitis moderada por #MªJoséPenaLópez y #MiguelGarcíadelToro en la que participan los siguientes ponentes:
#AntonioAguileraGuirao del Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela nos hablará sobre la eliminación de la #HepatitisC y las nuevas estrategias de diagnóstico.
#FedericoGarcía del Hospital Universitario San Cecilio de Granada nos hablará sobre la infección oculta del #VIH y lo que se puede hacer para acercarnos al primer objetivo 90.
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#25CongresoSEIMC Última jornada de esta edición de récord de asistencia con mesas muy destacadas, que comienzan en media hora. ¡No te las pierdas!🔽
#Mesaredonda7: #Covid_19: pasado, presente y futuro. #MesaInternacional #COVID-19 moderada por #JoseMariaMiro y @MariadelMarTom
#MiguelHernán de la Universidad de HARVARD analiza como aprender a #prevenir la infección
usando datos #observacionales
#Mesaredonda8: #VIH y #hepatitis: avanzando en estrategias diagnósticas para tratar a nuestros #pacientes. ⏭️Moderada x #MªJoséPenaLópez y #MiguelGarcíadelToro #AntonioAguileraGuirao del HCU de Santiago nos hablará sobre la eliminación d#HepatitisC y estrategias de #diagnóstico
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#OutBreak of acute #hepatitis among #children
650 probable cases of acute hepatitis of unknown
aetiology in children have been reported to WHO from 33 countries in 5 WHO Regions between 5 April and 26 May 2022.
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- Three quarters (75.4%) of cases are 5 years of age.

- Of 156 cases with information on hospital admission, 22 (14.1%) were admitted to an intensive care unit.

Of the 117 cases for which this information was available, 14 (12%) have received a liver #transplant.
- Overall, 181 cases were tested for #adenovirus by any specimen type, of which 110 (60.8%) tested positive. The positivity rate was the highest in whole blood specimens (69.5%).

Table. Classification of reported probable cases per country Image
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1.Seit langem habe ich etwas auf meiner Kinderärztinnen-Seele, das mal raus muss:
Ein Thread über #falsebalance in der #Coronapandemie insbesondere in der #Kindermedizin. Über die Rolle der Medien und der #Fachgesellschaften. An einem Vergleich von #FSME mit #Covid bei Kindern.
2.Jedes Jahr aufs Neue: Im Frühjahr kommen sehr viele Eltern zu uns in die Praxis, weil sie ihr Kind gegen #FSME impfen lassen wollen. Soweit so gut. Natürlich haben wir FSME-Impfstoff vorrätig, und natürlich impfen wir auch dagegen. Warum ich das erwähne?
3.Weil überdurchschnittlich viele ansonsten sehr impfkritische Eltern ihr Kind gegen FSME impfen lassen wollen. Es kommt sogar (regelmäßig) vor, dass Eltern, die ganz bewußt nicht gegen Tetanus, Masern, Pneumokokken oder Meningokokken impfen wollen (Impfbuch quasi leer)...
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After top 100 updates we will put the top 120 updates , we will start with a thread of top 100 & then move along .
It is a concerning since we may end up seeing either multiple pandemics together or relay race as new organisms try jump into humans ctd)
101/n Whie people like all of us were fighting #Covid , #Hepatitis in kids we all missed how 1284 people got #monkeypox with lethality of 4.5 % ctd)
102/n Interesting paper on efficacy of soaps shows that 1 min hand washing to be effective in cell free virus but not as much in intracellular virus…
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LIVE: Second Plenary meeting at #WHA75…
"Yesterday, I made my remarks on the theme of health for peace and peace for health, which Member States will discuss in the general debate. I want to start today by looking back, to where we have been over the past five years"-@DrTedros #WHA75
@DrTedros "You elected me 5 short years ago, with an ambitious agenda for universal health coverage; health emergencies; women's, children's and adolescents' health; the health impacts of climate and environmental change; and a transformed WHO"-@DrTedros #WHA75
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#HEPATITIS aguda, grave y de causa desconocida en niños 

𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐬 & 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐬 
Actualizado mayo 21 2022
Abro 🧵
¿Qué está causando la hepatitis en niños?
➡️Todavía no se confirma 
➡️Se están investigando varias etiologías:
-Interacción COVID+otro virus
-Falta de exposición a patógenos durante la pandemia 
-Causas no infecciosas
¿Cuáles son los síntomas de hepatitis?
➡️Piel/ojos amarillos (71%)
➡️Heces pálidas o grises (50%)
➡️Vómito (63%)
➡️Diarrea (45%)
➡️Fiebre (31%)
➡️Problemas respiratorios (19%)
🚨Contacta a tu pediatra con la más mínima duda
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.@CDCgov just did another media briefing on pediatric #hepatitis. They're now investigating 180 cases in US Median age 2, most pre-school age. Haven't identified any new factors, adenovirus 41 still leading suspect.
Here's latest report released 5/18:
CDC's Jay Butler emphasizes pediatric #hepatitis isn't an "outbreak" per se, as in a spike in new cases. Many of cases being investigated are retrospective. Hard to tell if new cases represent an increase over typical level of severe liver disease in kids (~1500-2000 annually).
Umesh Parashar noted survey of 17 European countries in which 5 reported some increase in pediatric #hepatitis over previous epidemiological trends, but 12 did not. And of 7 non-European countries surveyed, only 1 reported an increase.
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The #monkeypox outbreak -- like the pediatric #hepatitis outbreak -- has an element of "seek and you shall find." How many cases of flu-like symptoms with a mild rash or elevated liver enzymes in kids went undetected when people weren't looking for them?
.@mougk is keeping a running tally of confirmed & suspected #monkeypox cases. Strikingly, the 75 cases listed so far are all men in the 20-40 or 30-55 year age range.🤔
I'll just add that if #monkeypox does turn out to be a sexually transmitted outbreak among gay men, there's no shame in that. Drawing on their experience with @HIV, the community has done a good job being vigilant about their health & informing partners.
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In de afgelopen week zijn er in verschillende landen meerdere uitbraken van #MonkeypoxVirus #apenpokkenvirus gemeld. En, zoals altijd, volgen de berichten met #desinformatie op social media ook weer snel. Daarom deze 🧵 over #monkeypox #apenpokken van @dieren_doc + @marc_veld.
#monkeypox is geen nieuw virus (1958). Het is endemisch in Centraal en West-Afrika, waar het regelmatig van dier (knaagdieren, apen) naar mensen overspringt. Echter, we zien het nu buiten het Afrikaanse continent, zoals VS, CA, VK, ES, PT en IT.…
#MonkeypoxVirus (MPV) is een dubbelstrengs DNA-virus dat behoort tot de Orthopoxvirus genus en de familie van Poxviridae. Het genoom is iets onder 200.000 nucleotiden. Mensen raken geïnfecteerd door beten van geïnfecteerde dieren en door contact met lichaamsvloeistoffen.
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New report on our latest viral foe. I bring up gay men because that's relevant to @pozmagazine readers, but #monkeypox is not solely a "gay disease" & it can be transmitted by any close contact. @Boghuma @ProfKevinFenton @UKHSA @CDCgov
In addition to direct contact with animals, #monkeypox can also be transmitted from person to person via respiratory droplets, saliva & other body fluids and contact with skin lesions or contaminated clothes or bedding.
Like the ongoing—and still unexplained—pediatric #hepatitis outbreak, the new monkeypox cases have spurred much speculation in the press & social media, including questions about whether they might somehow be connected to COVID-19.
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LIVE: Media briefing on #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedros…
"Over the last week, #COVID19 cases have risen in four out of the six WHO regions. Due to testing and sequencing reducing in many countries, it is increasingly difficult to know where the virus is and how it’s mutating"-@DrTedros
"The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has announced, through their state media, their first outbreak of #COVID19, with more than 1.4 million suspected cases since late April"-@DrTedros
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HEPATITIS AGUDA INFANTIL de origen desconocido

¿Realmente la está causando el #Adenovirus F41? 🧐

Hay algunos puntos a considerar. Va mi opinión al respecto🧵👇🏼


Hace un mes (15Abr22) nos enteramos de que Reino Unido 🇬🇧 estaba reportando un incremento inusual en los casos de #hepatitis de origen desconocido en pacientes pediátricos, especialmente en l@s más jóvenes

Después otros países empezaron a reportar lo mismo (tot: 169 casos)

La presentación clínica, es decir, la manera en la que el personal médico identifica la enfermedad👩🏻‍⚕️, es una #HepatitisAguda (el surgimiento rápido de inflamación en el hígado) con una elevación muy pronunciada 📈 en los niveles de proteínas provenientes de ese órgano¹

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Hace ya 5 semanas que @ECDC_EU activó la alerta por los casos de #hepatitis agudas graves en niños de causa desconocida

¿Qué hay de nuevo?

📈 Más de 400 casos en estudio
📉 Caída de casos en 🇬🇧
🤔 Información sobre la posible causa
⁉️ Muchas preguntas

#livertwitter #COVID19
Antes de seguir puedes revisar donde estábamos hace unas semanas


El número de casos compatibles ha aumentado, en parte porque se han ampliado los criterios de búsqueda, era esperable:

🇬🇧 163
🇪🇺 106
🇺🇸 109

Llama la atención el "bajo" número de casos sospechosos (para la población) de la UE y USA 🤔

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Las teorías del origen de la #hepatitis infantil
Abro hilo
1. Un nuevo virus, o una nueva forma de un virus ya existente.
Se ha asociado a una infección por adenovirus 41, pero aun falta información para confirmar esto y saber por qué ha afectando de esa forma el hígado
2. Una co-infección, es decir una infección simultanea del adenovirus con el SARS-COV2.
Lo que va en contra de ests teoría es la ausencia de infección aguda por #COVID19 en la mayoría de los casos
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Abro hilo para resumir los puntos más importantes de la #Hepatitis aguda infantil de etiología desconocida...
La hepatitis es una inflamación del hígado, hay diferentes causas de una hepatitis desde un virus, hasta factores ambientales.
La hepatitis causa problemas gastrointestinales como vomito y diarrea por varios días seguido de un color amarillo en los ojos y/o piel, sin embargo, con la hepatitis aguda tenemos que enfocarnos en si el niño no se recupera y si vemos cambio de color en los ojos o en la piel.
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