One of the theories is that the outbreak may be linked to Covid-19
The number of reported probable cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children has more than tripled in a month, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Friday.
The number of cases has risen to 920 worldwide, up from 270 in the organization’s previous report late last month.
The actual number may be even higher, the WHO said.
The outbreak was initially detected in early April when Britain reported ten cases of mysterious hepatitis in previously healthy children under the age of 10.
Cases have since been reported in 33 countries, with the majority coming from Britain and the US. According to the WHO, 45 children required liver transplants, and 18 have died.
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