WHO says 920 cases of mysterious hepatitis have been reported, with 18 deaths

Ainda não se sabe a causa da doença, que parece estar relacionada ao adenovírus.
The cause of the disease is not yet known, which seems to be related to adenovirus.| Photo: Bigstock

The number of global cases of hepatitis acute childhood of unknown origin rose to 960, in 33 different countries, and deaths jumped to , quoted the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday (). In Brazil, two probable cases have been detected so far. 2022

The disease was initially detected in early April , in the United Kingdom, making 25 children need to be undergoing a liver transplant, according to data from the latest WHO bulletin on the outbreak. To date, childhood hepatitis does not fit with any other previously known type of hepatitis.

Since the last bulletin on the disease, published a month ago, 270 cases were reported by the WHO, with half of the cases in the world occurring in Europe. The United States, in turn, account for 214 positives.

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