The World Health Organization has announced 920 probable cases of acute hepatitis in children in 33 countries so far, an increase of 270 cases compared to May.
She confirmed that half of the possible cases were recorded in the European region, including 267 in Britain, while a third of the possible cases were registered in the United States.
She noted that health authorities around the world are investigating the mysterious rise in cases of acute hepatitis in children.
While the outbreak was first recorded in Britain in April, after which it infected dozens of other countries, according to “Reuters”.
Hepatitis occurs when liver cells become infected with a virus, and the disease can destroy and damage liver cells.
However, sometimes people with hepatitis do not show any symptoms, but the most common are nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, loss of appetite, dry and yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine and light-colored stools.