CDC issues alert for rare liver damage in children – NBC News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alerting physicians nationwide to be on a close watch for cases of severe hepatitis in children in a health advisory issued on Thursday. Hepatitis refers to the enlargement of the liver, which may result in severe abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. Some children have become so ill that they need an emergency liver transplant.
Dozens of additional cases have been attributed in the United Kingdom, Spain, Netherlands, and Denmark, which the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is on alert for.
In America, the cases started propping up in late November, aligning closely with the rollout of the Pfizer COVID Vaccine to Children, raising suspicion with some that the vaccine may have a mid-to-long-term side effects on children. No official data has been released on this matter yet while it is under consideration. One thing is for sure; the CDC takes much longer to measure side effects after the rollout of the vaccine than to test it before release.
What do you think is the cause of the mystery hepatitis in children?
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- CDC warns US doctors to report cases of hepatitis in children Reuters.com
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