Hepatitis outbreak in children: Is this virus the culprit?

Dr Cheryl Walter (PhD)
Child IV

A recent spate of severe liver inflammation (hepatitis) has been reported in previously healthy children.

As of 21 April, there have been 169 confirmed cases of “acute hepatitis of unknown origin” in children in 12 countries, with the vast majority of cases (114) occurring in the UK. Many of the children are under 10 years old.