Spain reports first child death due to acute hepatitis – Times of India

Madrid: Spain has reported its first two deaths in children from acute hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver – a disease whose causes are unknown and is being monitored by world health officials.
Spain’s health ministry said 46 cases of the disease had been reported in Spain and three needed liver transplants. Two of the three died – a 15-month-old in June and a 6-year-old in July.
The ministry said in a statement on Thursday that as of July 28, 507 cases were reported in 21 countries of Europe, of which 273 cases were reported. Britain,
In United States of america At least 180 cases have been reported and six deaths have been reported.
Health officials remain puzzled over the causes of hepatitis and say the best available evidence points to a bug in the stomach that is not known to cause liver problems in otherwise healthy children.
Spain says it has started monitoring the situation closely following the alert World Health Organization by Britain after a spike in cases.
The ministry said that there has been no increase in the number of such hepatitis cases so far as compared to the estimates made from the previous years’ data.