Mysterious liver illness seen in kids in Alabama, Europe

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By MIKE STOBBE
AP Medical Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials in several countries are investigating mysterious cases of severe liver disease in children.

They think it may related to a type of virus usually associated with colds.

The U.K., U.S., Ireland and Spain have all reported cases in which children came down with hepatitis – an inflammation of the liver that in some cases can become life-threatening.

The U.S. cases were all in Alabama, but officials are looking for other cases elsewhere. None of the children have died, but a few needed liver transplants.

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4/15/2022 3:19:10 PM (GMT -5:00)

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