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Case numbers of acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology among children in 24 countries up to 18 April 2022 compared to the previous 5 years

CollaboratorsRock, Nathalie
Published inEurosurveillance, vol. 27, no. 19, 2200370
Publication date2022-05
Abstract

An increase of acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology has been reported among children in multiple countries worldwide. With a rapid online survey among hospitals in and outside of Europe, we describe case numbers recorded from 1 January to 18 April 2022 vs the previous 5 years. Of 24 countries that responded, we identified 5/17 European and 1/7 non-European countries with an elevation in probable cases of unexplained acute hepatitis, and severe cases were elevated in five European countries.

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Keywords
  • Acute hepatitis
  • Outbreak
  • Unknown origin
  • Acute Disease
  • Child
  • Europe / epidemiology
  • Hepatitis
  • Humans
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
Funding
  • European Commission - European Clinical Research Alliance on Infectious Diseases [965313]
Citation (ISO format)
VAN BEEK, Janko et al. Case numbers of acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology among children in 24 countries up to 18 April 2022 compared to the previous 5 years. In: Eurosurveillance, 2022, vol. 27, n° 19, p. 2200370. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.19.2200370
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