According to British newspaper ‘The Sun’, the UK has so far recorded 145 cases, including 108 in England, 17 in Scotland, 11 in Wales and 9 in Northern Ireland.
To date, no deaths have been recorded among British children, while 10 of them have undergone liver transplants.
She explained that most of the children who have contracted the disease have not passed the age of five, with a small number over the age of ten.
Health experts have said that parents should be careful with their children if they notice any yellowing of their skin or Yellowing in the white part of their eye, indicating that it is a “p sign”.I have liver damage and urgent care is needed.
Dr Mira Chand, Director of Clinical and Emerging Infections at the UK Health Security Agency, said: “This is a worrying time for parents of young children, even though the likelihood of your child contracting hepatitis is very weak.”
“However, we continue to remind parents to watch for signs of hepatitis, especially jaundice, which is easy to spot.”
And she continued: ‘Children with symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea should stay home and not attend school or daycare until 48 hours after symptoms have cleared.’
Symptoms of hepatitis include: Yellowing of the white part of the eyes or skin (jaundice) Dark urine Light gray stools Itchy skin Muscle and joint pain High temperature Feeling tired all the time Loss of appetite Abdominal pain.