New Data: Rare Hepatitis Disease Has Killed 11 Children In US

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According to a new data, the Child Hepatitis cases in the United States have been responsible for 11 deaths and many hospitalizations as a part of an outbreak with no known cause.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States shows that, there had been a total of 296 cases of the disease with an unknown cause among the children in the United States that are aged under 10 years of age.

According to the reports, most of the cases had been in children who had never attended any childcare facility or school and lesser than 42.5 percent of the children has attended a child care facility or school in the month before they got sick and around 56 percent had never attended school or child care facility.

Additionally, a third of the total patients had been the only child in the household under the age of 10 years. The disease ‘Hepatitis’ has been referring to the inflammation of the liver, which is a vital organ that has been responsible for the filtration of the blood and fight against the infection among several other dangerous functions.

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The disease has been mainly caused by a virus even though the other causes including toxins, several medicines and certain medical conditions and the virus can also be spread in several ways including the contact with bodily fluids and the contaminated food.