April 15, 2024

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Unknown infectious diseases found in many countries: not COVID-19 positive!

Unknown infectious diseases found in many countries: not COVID-19 positive!


Unknown infectious diseases found in many countries: not COVID-19 positive!

Unexpected! Unknown infectious diseases found in many countries, but not COVID-19  nucleic acid positive! Herd immunity may not work, emergency international meeting. 

The COVID-19 epidemic has not subsided, Unknown hepatitis has been reported in many countries recently. And this hepatitis seems to be possible related to COVID-19…


Although many countries have decided to coexist with the new corona virus, but Omicron led to a severe rebound in the epidemic, but the policy of  “Co-existence with virus”  in many countries seem to be unstable.




Unknown hepatitis found in many countries, Several patients tested positive for COVID-19 nucleic acid


Recently, several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Ireland, have reported cases of hepatitis of unknown etiology in children.


It is worth noting that the new coronavirus was also detected in some cases samples!


Unknown infectious diseases found in many countries: not COVID-19 positive!

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring growing cases of hepatitis across the UK after six children underwent liver transplants.


On April 5, the WHO reported 10 cases of severe acute hepatitis in children in Scotland. Three days later, another 74 cases were found in the rest of the UK.


According to reports, more unknown hepatitis cases may appear in the future.


As of April 11, there have been no recorded deaths from this unknown hepatitis infection,




6 children were seriously infected: liver transplant has been performed.


(Image credit: The Guardian)


Patients in the UK, mainly children under the age of 10, were reported to have a clinical syndrome of acute hepatitis with marked elevation of liver enzymes, usually with jaundice and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms.


Of the 10 first reported cases in Scotland, one patient developed symptoms in January and the remaining nine became ill in March, all aged between 11 months and 5 years.


In addition, confirmed or suspected cases of the disease have also appeared in Spain and Ireland, and three patients reported in Spain were between 22 months and 13 years old.


According to the Associated Press, the U.S. health department has found nine cases of the hepatitis, all in Alabama, in patients between the ages of 1 and 6, including two children who required liver transplants. The U.S. health department is investigating whether there are similar cases in other states.


Dr Meera Chand, Director of Clinical and Emerging Infections at the UK Health Security Agency, said officials in four countries were “extensively investigating possible factors that may contribute to childhood hepatitis infection”.


As of now, the cause of this hepatitis is unknown. WHO informed that laboratory analysis has ruled out the possibility that these cases were caused by hepatitis A, B, C, D and E viruses.




Detected in some case samples: Corona virus or adenovirus.


Unknown infectious diseases found in many countries: not COVID-19 positive!

(Image credit: The Scientist)


According to the World Health Organization, laboratory tests have ruled out the common virus that causes hepatitis, and results from further tests for infections, chemicals and toxins are awaited.


The WHO said that only one sick child in the UK had been exposed to hepatitis patients, and no other epidemiological risk factors, including international travel, were found in other cases in Europe and the United States.


The potential effects of adenovirus and SARS-CoV-2 virus are only hypotheses, and more adequate hypotheses are needed to evaluate. Overall, the etiology of hepatitis is currently unknown and more active investigations are needed.


Some researchers speculate that isolation during an outbreak may make children immunologically vulnerable and more likely to develop severe illness from viral infections.


There have also been reports that having been infected with Covid-19 could leave children vulnerable or sick.


Unknown infectious diseases found in many countries: not COVID-19 positive!


There is also speculation that this sudden outbreak of unknown hepatitis may be a long-term complication of the COVID-19 itself, leading some patients to have positive nucleic acid test results before or at the time of admission.



The epidemic broke through a new stage: COVID-19 herd immunity dream broken


At present, many countries around the world are still affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, and the positive nucleic acid test for the COVID-19 virus and the speculation that it may be a long-term sequelae of the COVID-19 virus have also caused people to have more concerns.


On April 14, WHO data showed that the COVID-19 epidemic broke through another important node: the cumulative number of confirmed cases worldwide exceeded 500 million, and the number of deaths exceeded 6.19 million.


Just the day before, the World Health Organization just issued a statement after judging the latest epidemic situation, announcing that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to constitute a “public health emergency of international concern”.


Compared with the discovery of the Ormicron strain in November last year, the cumulative number of confirmed cases worldwide has increased by more than 250 million, and the number of deaths has increased by more than 1 million, which is equivalent to erasing a medium-sized virus from the earth in half a year. population of the city.


“COVID-19 continues to cause high levels of morbidity and mortality, particularly among vulnerable populations,” the WHO wrote in a statement.


Under such circumstances, some countries that have decided to coexist with the COVID-19 began to “”Co-existence with virus””…


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s epidemic curve chart shows that the highest number of new deaths in a single day in the United States (4,184 cases reported on February 1 this year) occurred at the peak of the epidemic caused by the Omicron strain, when the United States continued to About half a month ago, the seven-day average of more than 2,500 deaths was reported, significantly higher than the peak during the Delta virus strain last September.


In recent days, the average daily death toll in the United States has still exceeded 400.


Fauci, the White House’s chief epidemic prevention expert, said recently that the new coronavirus does not apply to the concept of typical herd immunity, and pointed out two major bad news, including the constant mutation of the virus, the ineffectiveness of the vaccine, and even the ineffectiveness of the vaccine, which make herd immunity impossible to achieve. .




Fauci said frankly: Humans may have to continue fighting the virus, coexist for a long time.


Fauci: The subvariant BA.2 may increase the number of confirmed cases in United States. 60% more infectious than Omicron!


Fauci recently co-authored an article for the Journal of Infectious Diseases exploring why herd immunity is not applicable to the new coronavirus.


In the article, he pointed out that “the typical concept of herd immunity may not apply to the new coronavirus.”


At the same time, for the COVID-19 virus, he also said that there are two bad news.


The new coronavirus will change frequently, and there will be major mutations. In the past two years, the world has experienced 5 mutants including Alpha, Beta, Delta, Omicron, and BA.2.


The second bad news is that there is still no widely accepted, safe and effective vaccine for the COVID-19, which simply means that not enough people are vaccinated.


That is, these two bad news make it impossible for the new coronavirus to achieve the conditions of “herd immunity”, nor to follow the mechanism of herd immunity generated by other diseases in the past.




The United States will hold a global summit to discuss together to end the epidemic


It is also worth noting that due to the recent rebound of the epidemic in the United States, the official attitude of the United States towards the epidemic also seems to have changed.


On April 18, the White House announced publicly that the United States will hold a global summit on May 12 with the aim of ending the epidemic crisis and preventing future turmoil.


Unknown infectious diseases found in many countries: not COVID-19 positive!

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The virtual summit will be hosted by the United States and the G7 presidency of Germany, the G20 presidency of Indonesia, the African Union presidency of Senegal and the Caribbean Community of the Caribbean (CARICOM) presidency of Belize. co-host.


In a press release issued by the White House, the emergence and spread of new variants like Omicron reinforces the need for strategies aimed at controlling the global pandemic.


The joint statement issued by the countries also stated:  The summit will strengthen our collective efforts to end the severe phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future health threats.



In fact, the United States hosted a similar summit in September last year. At that time, US President Biden called on countries to increase vaccination rates to ensure that by September 2022, the vaccination rate of all countries exceeds 70%.


Less than 6 months later, the United States hosted the summit again, this time not “laying down” but “ending”.


I wonder if Australia, which also chooses to “Co-existence with virus”, will continue to follow the rhythm of Big Brother and “stand up” again to fight against the COVID-19 virus.


At the end:


The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic is receding, the outbreak of unknown pneumonia in many countries, the positive nucleic acid test of patients, and the speculation of long-term late-stage symptoms of the COVID-19, also make people feel a little more anxious about the epidemic.

On the other hand, due to the emergence of Omicron, the epidemic situation in many countries around the world has begun to rebound, which has made many countries that have decided to lie down and realize the cost of “laying down”. 


We wonder if countries will change their attitudes towards the epidemic as the epidemic continues to develop.












Unknown infectious diseases found in many countries: not COVID-19 positive!

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