More than 20 countries have experienced cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin. Five deaths have already been registered.
In Russia, as of Saturday, May 14, not a single case of acute hepatitis of unknown etiology has been detected. About it RIA Novosti told in Rospotrebnadzor.
Air travel to most countries with cases of unknown hepatitis is limited. The risk of bringing the disease into Russia is assessed by sanitary doctors as low. At the same time, the Russian Federation is still taking the necessary measures, including enhanced control at sanitary and quarantine points.
As of May 10, the World Health Organization (WHO) has received data on 348 probable cases of the disease. Its reasons are still unknown. Doctors in the UK studied 111 sick children, in no case was the disease caused by the hepatitis virus.
The WHO has previously warned of a possible outbreak of unknown hepatitis in children. It is reported that the first cases of infection in children were recorded in the UK. Virologists note that the disease is short-lived and is not severe, unless the immune system is weakened in children.