Officials: Nearly 200 cases of mystery liver disease

European health officials say they have not found a link between cases of a mysterious liver disease outbreak in children

To date 190 cases of the hepatitis of unknown origin have been reported, 140 of them in Europe.

“So far there is no connection between the cases and no association to travel,” said Andrea Ammon, director at the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control in Stockholm.

Ammon said some cases have led to acute liver failure that has required a transplant.

Experts say the cases may be linked to a virus commonly associated with colds, but research is continuing.

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