Expert: Virus pairing creates ‘perfect storm’ for unexplained hepatitis surge in children

New research has linked the incidence of unexplained hepatitis in pediatric patients to a pair of viruses — adenovirus type F41 and adeno-associated virus 2 — as well as potential markers of genetic mutation.From October 2021 to July 2022, the WHO reported 1,010 probable cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown etiology across 35 countries, including the Unites States (33% of global cases) and the United Kingdom (27%). The first cases reported were an unusual cluster of nine patients aged 2 to 11 years in Alabama.According to a report from Gutierrez Sanchez and colleagues in TheRead More

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