Dr. Ayman Mohsab, a member of the House of Representatives, submitted a question to the Acting Minister of Health, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, regarding the ministry’s preparations to confront hepatitis of unknown origin after its appearance in 12 countries.
Mohsab indicated, in the question he submitted to Counselor Hanafi Jabali, Speaker of Parliament, to the Minister of Health, to the recent announcement by the World Health Organization, that 74 cases of hepatitis of unknown origin were monitored, in both England and Northern Ireland, in addition to monitoring 3 cases. In Spain, she explained that all cases are for children aged 11 to 13 years, and the disease is accompanied by symptoms represented by a marked increase in liver and bile enzymes, diarrhea, vomiting and pain in the abdomen, and the infection with ABCED viruses was excluded.
The member of the House of Representatives said that the spread of the disease to 12 countries raises concerns about its causes, how it spreads, and the measures that must be taken to confront it if its spread expands, calling for the need for rapid action within the framework of the epidemiological surveillance plan followed by the Egyptian state, to follow up on any developments. related to the global epidemiological situation, in order to ensure the achievement of prevention for our children.
Mohsab stressed the importance of expanding the research and monitoring department by informing all directorates and hospitals of this of the developments, so that they are ready for any emergency cases if they arise in Egypt.