Spain Reports First Deaths From Acute Hepatitis in Children

Spain Reports First Deaths From Acute Hepatitis in Children


MADRID (AP) – Spain has reported its first two deaths from acute hepatitis, or liver inflammation, among children – an illness whose causes are unknown and is being monitored by world health officials.

Spain’s Health Ministry said that 46 cases of the illness have been reported in Spain and that three required liver transplants.

Of the three, two died – a 15-month-old baby in June and a 6-year-old in July.

The Ministry said in a statement Thursday that 507 cases were reported in 21 countries of Europe as of July 28, with 273 of them in Britain.

Another child died in connection to an outbreak of hepatitis across the nation and the world, health officials said after reporting the deaths of

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