The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Saturday that at least one child died following an increase in unexplained acute hepatitis in children, with at least 169 reported in children in 12 countries. Stated.
WHO released figures when health authorities around the world were investigating a mysterious increase in severe cases of hepatitis (liver inflammation) in infants.
According to WHO, as of April 21, unexplained acute hepatitis has been reported in the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain, Israel, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, France, Romania and Belgium. Of the 169 cases, 114 cases occurred only in the United Kingdom.
The reported cases were children aged 1 month to 16 years, 17 of whom needed a liver transplant, he said. The details of the death that was reported were not disclosed, nor was it stated where it occurred.
WHO said a common cold virus known as adenovirus was detected in at least 74 cases. COVID-19 infection was confirmed in 20 tested cases, and 19 were detected by co-infection with COVID-19 and adenovirus, he said.
WHO said it is closely monitoring the situation and is working with UK health authorities, other member states and partners.
U.S. health officials warn doctors to be aware of childhood hepatitis symptoms, probably associated with the cold virus, as part of a broader investigation into unexplained cases of severe liver inflammation in infants. I sent that.