GPs alerted to mystery clusters of severe hepatitis in children

Authorities in the UK and US are scrambling to find a cause, with adenoviruses in their sights

GPs are being urged to watch out for signs of acute hepatitis in children with adenovirus symptoms following mysterious clusters of severe disease overseas of unknown aetiology.

Professor Robert Booy
Professor Robert Booy.

Previously healthy children on both sides of the Atlantic have fallen ill with severe acute hepatitis since January, including at least 10 who have required liver transplant.

Leading Sydney paediatric