By Jennifer Rigby
and Natalie Grover
April 22, 2022

Health authorities around the world are investigating a mysterious increase in severe cases of hepatitis - inflammation of the liver – in young children.Below is a summary of what is known about the outbreak.
More than 130 cases have been identified, with the majority in Britain, which has reported 108 cases since January.
Other countries including the United States, Israel, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands and Spain have also reported smaller numbers of cases. read more
Mild paediatric hepatitis is not unheard of, but the cases first raised the alarm in Scotland, on April 6, because children were very sick. Several have even needed liver transplants.

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