New suspected case of severe acute hepatitis detected in Jalisco; add up to 12

Guadalajara Jalisco.- A suspected case of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin is added in Jalisco, it is a 11-month-old baby, resident of Guadalajara, informed the State Secretary of Health.

The small started with symptoms on July 15, he is currently treated in a private hospital and his health status is reported as stable.

With this new suspicious case add 12 in Jalisco, however 10 are still being studied and two were discarded, one of them determined by a group of experts and the other after carrying out tests by the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE) “Dr. Manuel Martinez Baez.

It is worth mentioning that to date three minors have possibly died from this disease, a boy of 2 years 7 months referred from Tabasco; a 4-month-old patient from Nayarit and a 7-year-old boy, a resident of Zapopan.

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In addition, six patients are reported stable this day, four of them are already at home and three are reported in serious condition.

All aged between four months to 16 years. The SSJ assured that since May 2 it has reinforced epidemiological surveillance in order to detect cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin, reported in several countries.

If you are concerned about suspicious cases, you can call the Epidemiological and Sanitary Intelligence Unit of the SSJ at 33-3030-5000, extensions 35059 and 35072.

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