The World Health Organization (WHO) has received reports of 920 suspected cases of hepatitis of unknown origin in children worldwide. This number is named in a press release published on the WHO website.
We are talking about a disease discovered, as of June 22, in 33 countries. Since the publication of the previous fact sheet on the disease on 27 May, 270 new probable cases have been reported to WHO. Organ transplantation operations were required for 45 children, 18 patients died.
Earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, announced that there were no cases of infection with hepatitis of unknown etiology in Russia. She stressed that in the past three months, the incidence of all hepatitis has been declining, and each case is “under the gun.”
Popova was also surprised at the lack of data on the origin of hepatitis of an unknown type in children abroad. According to the head of Rospotrebnadzor, “with today’s technological and technical capabilities,” it would already be possible to find out the reason.
Doctors in Europe and the United States have recorded an outbreak of a virus that affects the liver of children and causes them severe hepatitis. British doctors reported the first cases of infection in January 2022.