MoH increased surveillance for acute hepatitis in kids

Malaysia’s Health Ministry has stepped up surveillance for acute hepatitis in all clinics and hospitals. This follows a worldwide spike in cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children. General practitioners have been asked to refer children aged between one month and below 18 years, who show symptoms for jaundice and acute hepatitis to hospitals for further treatment. The symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and dark urine.Parents are advised to bring their children immediately to the nearest healthcare facility for treatment if they exhibit symptoms related to acute hepatitis.

Souce: CDC

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