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CDC issues health alert for pediatric hepatitis & adenovirus infections
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CDC issues health alert for pediatric hepatitis & adenovirus infections

AL reports cluster of pediatric hepatitis cases. CDC issues a nationwide health alert.

Where: United States

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On April 21st, the CDC issued a nationwide health alert notifying health authorities about a cluster of hepatitis and adenovirus infection cases in children.
The CDC has advised physicians to be on the lookout for infection symptoms in children and to report any hepatitis cases of unknown origin to their local and state health departments.
Alabama has, of yet, reported nine cases of hepatitis of unknown origins and adenovirus infection in children aged between 1 and 6. Each of these children had been healthy previously.
An uptick in cases of pediatric hepatitis of unknown etiology has also been reported in the UK recently. The CDC noted that it is in contact with European authorities to “understand what they are learning.”
According to the CDC, symptoms of hepatitis or liver inflammation include fever, fatigue, appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Adenoviruses commonly cause respiratory illness, but they can also cause gastroenteritis, conjunctivitis, and cystitis.

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