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CDC probing 109 liver illnesses in kids, including 5 deaths – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2022-05-06 17:25:09 –

New York (AP) — US health authorities are currently investigating more than 100 possible cases of mysterious and severe liver disease in children, including five deaths.

About 20 states and Puerto Rico report such diseases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The numbers reported on Friday include cases dating back to October, all for children under the age of 10.

Eight people received liver transplants. The cause of the illness is not clear.

Adenovirus was detected in half of the children, but CDC officials say they don’t know if it’s the cause.

The World Health Organization said there were about 300 possible cases reported in 20 countries.



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