A Medical Mystery Has Arrived In North Dakota
This is a mystery in North Dakota that even the associated press picked up on
So here are a couple of questions for you, how does an individual get hepatitis? What exactly is hepatitis? I just want to make sure I quote from the health experts - according to healthline.com "Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Alcohol consumption, several health conditions, and some medications can all cause this condition. However, viral infections are the most common cause of hepatitis" Now this part I know, because I worked at a restaurant years ago, THE most common rule of employees was to ALWAYS wash your hands. So there are many ways of catching hepatitis.
Then why is this case in Grand Forks, North Dakota involving a young child with hepatitis such a mystery?
They are calling it "hepatitis of unknown origin" - simply put all the usual causes of hepatitis have been ruled out, so of course, the mystery falls into how this child ( recovering at home ) contacted it. usnews reported "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been looking into cases of the sudden liver disease in children that has health authorities around the world looking for clues. The illness is being called hepatitis of unknown origin"
My last question is are there any symptoms someone may be feeling that pertain to hepatitis?
I would guess stomach issue or nausea? Maybe some aches and pains? "Symptoms may include cold-like symptoms, fever, sore throat, pneumonia, diarrhea, or pink eye" usnews.com added. Let's hope the mystery doesn't expand into more cases.
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