CDC Thinks Hepatitis Cases Due To Adenovirus, But Still Probes COVID-19

By Jessica Karins / May 20, 2022 at 7:24 PM
Evidence is increasing that cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin in young children are linked to adenovirus, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials told reporters in a briefing on Friday (May 20). But the agency also continues to investigate other factors that potentially could be linked to the cases, including COVID-19 infection and multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which the coronavirus can cause in children. Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases at the CDC, said adenovirus and particularly the...

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