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Unexplained Acute Pediatric Hepatitis Cases Worldwide

The CDC is investigating 180 reports of unexplained acute hepatitis among pediatric patients in 36 states and territories, including 5 deaths, over the past 7 months, the agency announced on May 18. Nine percent of the patients required liver transplants. About 340 additional cases have been reported worldwide, according to a May […]

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Pediatric Hepatitis Cases May be Linked to Adenovirus, CDC Says

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a health alert regarding severe hepatitis in young children after several cases have been reported in Alabama. Public health officials in the United Kingdom are also investigating over 100 cases. While the source of the infections is unknown, “a possible association between pediatric hepatitis and adenovirus […]

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CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. CDC now expands vaccine recommendations to about 28 million children in the United States in this age group and allows providers to begin vaccinating them as soon as possible.  COVID-19 […]

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