Following an outbreak of acute hepatitis in young children in 16 countries, the World Health Organization started an investigation into the origin. It found that around 14 percent of the children recently diagnosed also required liver transplants as a result. Liver transplants are usually rather uncommon in cases of autoimmune hepatitis; however, the recent spike draws attention to the larger issue of liver failure among children.
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At a press conference in Geneva on March 16th, the head of the World Health Organization discussed the importance of turning the world’s attention towards the crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia. He stated that even with the ongoing war in Ukraine, “There is nowhere on earth where the health of millions of people is more under threat than Tigray.”