Adenovirus re-emerges as likely culprit in 2022 outbreak of acute hepatitis in children

A 2022 outbreak of unexplained acute severe hepatitis in children has been linked to a strain of adeno-associated virus 2, supporting the theory that disease pathogenesis results from viral coinfection, according to data reported in Nature.Since October 2021, more than 1,300 children in 35 countries have developed acute severe hepatitis of unknown etiology, with the United States and the United Kingdom accounting for 65% of global cases, according to recent WHO data.Early in the outbreak, adenovirus along with past or current COVID-19 infection were primary suspects, with WHO officials citingRead More

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