Kuwait Times, Sunday, May 01, 2022 | Ramadan 30, 1443
No acute hepatitis cases in Kuwait: MoH
The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health has affirmed that its tasked teams have continued
monitoring the local and international health conditions, indicating that there
should be no confusion of covid cases with other illnesses, namely acute
hepatitis that has not been recorded to Kuwait.
The MoH said in a press statement that the acute viral hepatitis that infects
children, is diagnosed with abdomen pain, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,
fatigue, pain in muscles and other organs. The first case was recorded in
Scotland in the end of March 2022. Up to 170 of the cases had been reported in
12 states across the world, namely in the United Kingdom, North Ireland, Spain,
Denmark, Romania, Holland, the US, Belgium, Italy and France.
All these cases were of children aged between a month and 16 years, the MoH
said, noting that tracing origins of this epidemic was still underway. There is
some preliminary linkage between some hepatitis cases to covid cases and the