7 children lose their lives from mysterious hepatitis
Another child has lost his life as a result of Acute Hepatitis in Mexico. This is the first death made public in Latin America as cases continue to rise.
The three-year-old from Idalgo was hospitalized, where he died this week, health authorities said.
So far 7 deaths have been recorded from unusual Hepatitis affecting children.
What can cause these cases of hepatitis?
Hepatitis, inflammation of the liver, is often contracted through the hepatitis virus, of which there are five main types: A, B, C, D and E.
These new cases are mysterious because testing has shown no signs of these types of virus.
Currently the main hypotheses remain those involving an adenovirus, but it is also considered important for the role of COVID, either as a co-infection or as a past infection.
Inflammation of the liver can affect liver function and the disease can vary in severity depending on the cause.
U.S. health authorities said they were investigating 109 cases.
Reported symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, jaundice, and high levels of liver enzymes.