Mystery liver illness cases in kids swell to more than 900 worldwide, WHO says – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

Per the CDC:

  • Most U.S. cases were in children under 5 years old, and the average age was 2.
  • Nearly 90% of ill U.S. children required hospitalization.
  • 6% of ill U.S. children needed a liver transplant.
  • 11 ill U.S. children died.
  • Just under half of 224 U.S. pediatric patients were tested for an adenovirus infection, and 45% tested positive.

Globally, 18 children have died from the unexplained illness and 45 have required liver transplants, according to the WHO.

Source: Mystery liver illness cases in kids swell to more than 900 worldwide, WHO says – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

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