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CDC Investigating More Than 100 Severe Pediatric Hepatitis Cases

14 days ago   |   By Medscape

More than half of children tested positive for adenovirus, but the public health agency said it is still investigating potential disease causes.
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CDC: Investigation ongoing, need time to evaluate evidence for acute hepatitis in children

CDC: Investigation ongoing, need time to evaluate evidence for acute hepatitis in children

14 days ago   |   By Healio

The CDC reported during a media telebriefing that it is investigating cases of acute hepatitis of unknown etiology among children in the United States but warns it will take time to evaluate evidence.
The agency's investigation currently includes 109 cases of acute hepatitis in children in 25 states over the past 7 months. More than 90% of these patients were hospitalized and 14% received liver transplants; there have been five deaths. Cases have been reported in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota,
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