WHO says 650 probable cases of acute child hepatitis reported so far; 9 deaths so far

Published date28 May 2022
Publication titleASEAN Tribune

28 MAY 2022 (NAM News Network) GENEVA, May 28 (NNN-AGENCIES) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said it had received 650 reports of probable cases of acute hepatitis in children, but added that the causes remain unknown and are under investigation.

As of May 26, 650 probable cases have been reported to WHO from 33 countries, with 99 additional cases pending classification, according to the WHO study.

Health authorities around the world are probing a mysterious increase in severe cases of hepatitis - inflammation of the liver - in young children that has resulted in at least nine deaths.

US health officials said last week that infection with...

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