Another 40 cases are pending confirmation, indicates the WHO, which emphasizes that three of the four affected children are under the age of five, and 15% of patients require intensive care.
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The number of acute childhood hepatitis cases of unknown origin now rises to 429, 81 more what a week agoreported the World Health Organization (WHO) today, indicating that six patients died and 26 required a transplant.
The majority of cases have occurred in Europe, and so far they have been reported in 22 countries, although Only in 12 (among them the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Israel) More than five cases have been detected in the area.
Confirmation of another 40 cases is pending, the WHO said, emphasizing that three of the four affected children are under the age of five, and that 15% of patients require intensive care,
The first 10 cases of this acute hepatitis were reported by the UK to the WHO On April 5, in children under 10 years old healthy first.
It is feared that the matter may be related to someone adenovirusAlthough this pathogen was not until now commonly associated with acute cases of hepatitis.
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