Washington: The mysterious spread of hepatitis in the United States has sounded the alarm, 5 children have died.
Medical experts in the United States are investigating the spread of a mysterious liver disease, which has so far killed five children and infected more than 100 with severe liver disease.
According to US health officials, there have been 109 cases of hepatitis in 25 states in the last seven months, of which eight children have had liver transplants.
In a media briefing on Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it was investigating 109 cases of acute hepatitis in children, doctors said. The cause of the outbreak has not yet been determined.
CDC Deputy Director of Infectious Diseases, Dr. J. Butler, said that the preliminary investigation was based on some common causes of viral hepatitis. Not found
About 90% of children had to be hospitalized, and 14% had to have a liver transplant due to severe liver failure due to an infection. According to the CDC, the average age of infected children is 2 years.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that is often caused by a virus. According to the CDC, the most common types of viral hepatitis in the United States are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. Are the biggest reason for transplantation.