The European Center records 12 deaths worldwide from an outbreak of hepatitis | health

The European Center records 12 deaths worldwide from an outbreak of hepatitis |  health
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Brazil is investigating 28 cases of the disease

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reports that about a dozen children have already died from an outbreak of “mysterious hepatitis” that has affected several countries. The agency also indicated that nearly 450 young people had contracted the disease.

The UK is the country with the highest number of registered cases, 176 in total. Then comes the United States with 110 children who have contracted the disease so far.

However, the lack of monitoring by health agencies in some countries could make the number of young people who have contracted hepatitis amid the global outbreak much higher.

At least 21 countries have identified cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children since April. Most of them affected young people up to the age of 10 years.

Facing the registration of new suspected cases of “mysterious hepatitis” in Brazil, the Ministry of Health on Friday set up (13) operating rooms to monitor reported cases of the disease, which particularly affects children.

The aim of the initiative is to accompany the investigation of diagnoses reported in the country and conduct an evidence survey to identify possible causes.

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