Acute hepatitis outbreak swells to nearly 900 cases; global data shows ‘mixed picture’

LONDON — An outbreak of acute, severe hepatitis of unknown etiology in children has grown to 894 cases across 33 countries, according to data presented during a media briefing at the International Liver Congress.“As of June 20, we now have 894 probable cases reported in 33 countries in five WHO regions,” Philippa Easterbrook, MD, senior scientist at the Global HIV, Hepatitis and STI Programs at WHO headquarters in Geneva, told attendees. “Since the last WHO public communication on May 27, this represents 244 additional cases over a space of about a month. However, it’sRead More

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