WHO: Cases of Hepatitis A in Gaza Strip have increased

Cases of Hepatitis A, an inflammation of the liver, have been confirmed in Gaza via test kits supplied by the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus the Director-General of the World Health Organization shared apost regarding this on his X account, SİA reports.

“The inhumane living conditions - barely any clean water, clean toilets and possibility to keep the surroundings clean - will enable Hepatitis A to spread further and highlight how explosively dangerous the environment is for the spread of disease. The capacity to diagnose diseases remains extremely limited. There is no functioning laboratory. The capacity to respond remains limited too. We continue to call for unimpeded and safe access of medical aid and for health to be protected,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted in his post.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization also added that, Hepatitis A is usually mild but can occasionally cause severe disease. 24 cases are confirmed and no deaths have been reported so far. There are several thousand people with jaundice presumably also due to Hepatitis A.

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