RI probes another hepatitis-linked child death as more cases emerge


Nina A. Loasana (The Jakarta Post)

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Wed, May 11 2022

The Health Ministry is investigating another death thought to be connected to an ill-understood form of hepatitis in children as more cases are reported across the country. 

The Tulungagung Health Agency in East Java reported on Saturday that a 7-year-old girl had died after exhibiting symptoms of hepatitis, which include jaundice, fever, vomiting and diarrhea.

Agency head Kasil Rokhmat said the patient had received intensive treatment at the Dr Iskak Regional Hospital and another private hospital in Tulungagung before she died on Friday.

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