Last Updated Date: May 7, 2022

Mysterious hepatitis case detected in Panama

In the Central American country of Panama, health authorities reported that a mysterious case of hepatitis (liver inflammation) was seen in a child in the country.

Mysterious hepatitis case detected in Panama

According to the news of inhua, Lourdes Moreno, National Head of the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health of Panama, confirmed that the mysterious hepatitis, which was warned by the World Health Organization (WHO) in April, that it has spread around the world, was detected in a 2-year-old boy.

In the country, the first case of mysterious hepatitis was recorded.


According to national media reports, 8 more children in the US state of Ohio have been infected with the mysterious hepatitis virus. 1 out of 8 children, the oldest of whom was 10 years old, had a liver transplant due to the disease.

Thus, the number of children infected with the virus in the USA rose to 40. The country’s first case of mysterious hepatitis was also reported in the state of North Dakota.

In the USA, the state of Alabama is among the places where the disease is most common with 9 cases and California with 7 cases.

In the statement made by WHO on May 4, it was shared that at least 228 hepatitis cases from 20 countries were reported and 18 children with the virus suffered liver failure and had liver transplants.


WHO, in a written statement on April 16, announced that 74 children in England had detected the hepatitis virus of unknown cause.

The hepatitis virus was also seen in Spain, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Japan, the USA, Canada and Israel towards the end of April.

It has been reported that the children in whom the virus was detected have experienced symptoms such as jaundice, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain for the last month, and some cases were treated by liver transplantation due to severe liver inflammation.

The definition of the disease as “mysterious” or “of uncertain cause” brought the Covid-19 virus to mind, while also bringing up the possibility of a new “global epidemic”.

Before being named, Covid-19 was described as a “mysterious lung condition”.

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