May 20, 2022
The CDC continues to investigate rare but severe cases of hepatitis from an unknown cause that have been reported in children in 36 states, including Pennsylvania.
This week, the nation’s public health officials provided another update on the 180 reported cases of acute hepatitis in pediatric patients that have been reported during the past seven months.
“It’s important to note that this an evolving situation, and we’re casting a wide net to help broaden our understanding,” Jay Butler, MD, deputy director for infectious diseases, said earlier this month.
Here’s the latest from the CDC:
HAP encourages parents with questions about acute hepatitis in children to contact their health care provider for more information. HAP will continue to monitor the latest public health developments and provide updates to members and the general public.
The CDC’s latest clinical guidance is available online.
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