Health reiterates calls to maintain hygiene measures

Guatemala City, May 24 (AGN).- The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) This Tuesday repeated calls to residents to maintain hygiene measures. The MSPAS message was created because of the increase in reported cases of acute hepatitis worldwide.

Preventive measures continue to be promoted in all activities that can cause hepatitis in our region and epidemiological surveillance measures remain in place, he added.

In this sense, it is stated to the resident that he must:

  • do proper hand washing
  • clean and disinfect surfaces
  • use the mask properly
  • prepare, handle and store food properly

Ministry of Health rules out the presence of acute hepatitis in Guatemala

case analysis

On the other hand, the Ministry of Health stated that it will continue to follow up on cases that are currently in the study stage.

He added that a different test carried out in this case at the National Health Laboratory, gave a negative result.

So far, the case has a good clinical evolution and the early symptoms have disappeared, he explained.

hepatitis cases

As of May 17, the World Health Organization (WHO) had reported at least 429 cases of childhood acute hepatitis of unknown origin.

In light of this, it is noted that the majority of cases have been recorded in Europe. In addition, the disease has been detected in 22 countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel and Mexico.

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