Mexico has announced the first death of a child with jaundice of unknown origin.
Acute hepatitis is not common in children, but in recent weeks doctors have seen an increase in cases of hepatitis in otherwise healthy individuals under the age of five. Six children around the world have already succumbed to the disease, Reuters reported.
The latest victim of jaundice is a three-year-old child from the Mexican state of Hidalgo, who was taken to a hospital in the Mexican capital and died this week. Doctors are investigating three other suspected cases in the same state.
Experts are trying to find the cause of severe hepatitis. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said many patients were infected with a type of adenovirus that causes the common cold. Health experts also do not rule out a possible connection with previous coronavirus infection, but vaccines do not cause hepatitis.
Source: Pravda – Veda a technika by vat.pravda.sk.
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