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European health authorities said on Tuesday that they have not found a link between cases of a mysterious liver disease outbreak in children.
To date, 190 cases of hepatitis of unknown origin have been reported, of which 140 in Europe.
MYSTERIOUS LIVER DISEASE SEEN IN CHILDREN IN THE USA, EUROPE
“So far, there is no connection between the cases and no association to raise,” said Andrea Ammon, director of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control in Stockholm.
She said the disease occurs in previously healthy children, with cases reported across the European continent, in Israel and in the United States.
Ammon said some cases have led to acute liver failure that has required a transplant.
WHO: 1 CHILD IS DEAD IN MYSTERY LIVES DISEASE RELEASE
On Saturday, the World Health Organization said at least one death has been reported in connection with the outbreak, but did not say in which country the death took place. The UN health agency said the cases were reported in children between 1 month and 16 years of age.
Experts say the cases may be linked to a virus commonly associated with the common cold, but research continues.
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