None of the known hepatitis viruses have been identified in the hundreds of cases reported across 20 countries involving young children. Photo: Handout
None of the known hepatitis viruses have been identified in the hundreds of cases reported across 20 countries involving young children. Photo: Handout
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What is the mystery hepatitis affecting children around the world?

  • 20 countries have reported acute liver inflammation in young patients, many of them previously healthy
  • Health experts are investigating several possibilities, including Covid-19 and the common viruses that cause colds and flu-like illnesses

None of the known hepatitis viruses have been identified in the hundreds of cases reported across 20 countries involving young children. Photo: Handout
None of the known hepatitis viruses have been identified in the hundreds of cases reported across 20 countries involving young children. Photo: Handout
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