Children in wealthy nations acquiring acute hepatitis of unknown origin



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Over 200 children in over 20 countries, primarily UK and USA, have contracted sudden and acute hepatitis of unknown origin. Many have required liver transplant and have had liver failure, with one death. Children range in age from 1 month to 16 years of age. ThePrint’s Sandhya Ramesh explains what we know about the sudden paediatric hepatitis so far.
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Supplementary reading:

WHO, 15 Apr 2022 Acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology – the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland https://www.who.int/emergencies/disease-outbreak-news/item/acute-hepatitis-of-unknown-aetiology---the-united-kingdom-of-great-britain-and-northern-ireland
WHO, 23 Apr 2022 Multi-Country – Acute, severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children https://www.who.int/emergencies/disease-outbreak-news/item/2022-DON376
3 more hepatitis cases in Bathinda https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/3-more-hepatitis-cases-in-bathinda-392195

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