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Fri May 6, 2022, 05:20 PM

CDC investigating 109 cases of severe hepatitis in kids across two dozen states, including 5 deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 109 cases of severe hepatitis in children, including five deaths, to determine a cause, with adenovirus infection as a primary line of inquiry, the public health agency said Friday.

More than 90% of the children were hospitalized and 14% required liver transplants, according to the CDC. The cases under investigation occurred over the past seven months across 25 states and territories. A majority of the patients have fully recovered and have been discharged from the hospital, according to the CDC.

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that is often caused by viral infections, but environmental factors can also play a role. It is not uncommon in children but usually isnít severe.

More than half of the kids had a confirmed adenovirus infection. However, CDC officials said they donít know yet if adenovirus is the actual cause. Adenovirus is a common virus that normally causes mild cold or flu-like symptoms, or stomach and intestinal problems. It is not a known cause of severe hepatitis in otherwise healthy children, though it has been linked to the illness in kids with weak immune systems.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/06/cdc-investigating-severe-hepatitis-in-children.html

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Takket May 2022 #1

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Sat May 7, 2022, 10:46 AM

1. here's another article. problem appears to be global. This is something to watch

https://www.wxyz.com/news/michigan-reporting-first-cases-of-possible-unexplained-hepatitis-in-children

U.S. health officials havenít seen evidence of an unusually large wave of adenovirus infections, although many doctors donít usually test for it.

This week, the World Health Organization officials said they had reports of almost 300 probable cases in 20 countries.

In the U.S., most of the children were toddlers, nearly all were hospitalized and eight received liver transplants

ďItís still a very rare occurrence,Ē Butler said. ďA majority of these cases have recovered and recovered fully.Ē

~snip~

as you would expect, the right wing is already trying to blame the vaccine, but none of the alabama kids had the vaccine (they are too young for it?) So something else is afoot.

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