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

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,Read More

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