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Dogs could be causing hepatitis outbreak among children, scientists fear

Dogs could be causing hepatitis outbreak among children, scientists fear

Health officials are investigating whether dogs are behind a rise in cases of hepatitis in children, it has emerged. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said on Friday that the number of sudden onset hepatitis cases has jumped by 18 since last week to 163, including 11 children who have had liver transplants after their …

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Eight children given liver transplants as 108 mystery cases detected in UK

Eight children given liver transplants as 108 mystery cases detected in UK

Eight children in the UK have received a liver transplant after being diagnosed with a mysterious hepatitis, the UK Health Security Agency has announced. Since January, 108 children across the country have developed sudden onset hepatitis – or liver inflammation. All were under the age of 10, though the majority were younger than five. Hepatitis …

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