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Mystery hepatitis in children spreads to at least 12 countries

27/04/2022 05:54 PM | Click to read full article

Around 190 unexplained cases of severe hepatitis have been reported in children around the world as scientists urgently investigate what is causing the outbreak.

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver and is usually the result of a viral infection. Severe hepatitis is rare in otherwise healthy children.