Hidden liver disease remains common in children. New Jersey parents should be on the lookout for these signs.

While New Jersey has not recorded cases of mystery hepatitis in children, state health officials are monitoring acute hepatitis rashes in the United States and around the world.

“At this time, the (New Jersey) Department of Health is not aware of any cases among children in New Jersey. We are monitoring any potential case reports,” a state health department spokesman said in an email.

critical 30 cases unexplained hepatitis in 10 US states, and Nearly 300 possible cases have been identified worldwide. Most of the patients live in the UK.

These issues have baffled experts. It may be related to adenovirus, the virus that can cause the common cold, but its origin remains unclear.

Here’s what you should know:

In October and November, five children were admitted to an Alabama hospital with “acute hepatitis and adenovirus,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC, along with Alabama and the local health department, launched an investigation.

Soon, more cases emerged across the country, in Europe, and now in Asia.

Hepatitis, inflammation of the liver, is a serious disease that is often caused by a virus and can be life-threatening.

In April, the CDC issued a national health alert “to notify physicians and public health authorities of the reach of children with hepatitis and adenovirus infection, and to ask all physicians to monitor symptoms and report any suspected cases of hepatitis to the state department of health.”

Globally, there are about 300 possible cases of “acute hepatitis of unknown origin”. In the United States, Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, and Wisconsin have identified potential patients.

Belgium, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain and the UK have also experienced cases, according to the World Health Organization.

The World Health Organization says it ranges from 1 month to 16 years.

your infection caused four deaths. At least 17 children require a liver transplant, and up to 10% of cases may require a liver transplant, according to the World Health Organization.

Children have fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Many develop jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) and find that they have very high levels of liver enzymes.

Adenovirus is the prime suspect.

The World Health Organization said: “Adenovirus was detected in at least 74 cases…SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) was identified in 20 of those tested.” In addition, 19 coinfections with SARS-CoV-2 and adenovirus were detected.

“While adenovirus is currently hypothesized as the underlying cause, it does not fully explain the severity of the clinical picture,” the WHO added.

What is most interesting is that the virus is not known to cause such a disease.

“Infection with adenovirus type 41, the type of adenovirus involved, has not been associated with such a clinical presentation,” the WHO said.

What are adenoviruses?

Adenovirus is a common virus that causes a variety of illnesses, according to the CDC. Symptoms such as runny nose, fever, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, and conjunctivitis can result from an adenovirus infection.

The virus is usually spread through respiratory droplets or contact with infected surfaces.

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