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Two Possible Acute Hepatitis Incidents in Greece Last Week

ATHENS – The National Public Health Organisation (EODY) on Wednesday said that there was continued vigilance in order to promptly detect cases of acute and unexplained hepatitis in children, without any sign of widespread incidence in Greece.

According to EODY, two new cases which meet the criteria of possible acute hepatitis have been recorded in Greece in the last week.

The first case, a five-year-old child was hospitalised, his condition improved and was discharged in excellent condition while the second case concerning a two-year-old was treated in hospital and was thoroughly examined to determine the cause for the increase in liver enzymes. The checks were negative throughout its treatment and the child remained in excellent health.

The number of acute hepatitis case worldwide is 614, 176 of them in UK and 125 in 14 EU member-states.

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