Hepatitis Outbreak: CDC Seeks Reply After 6 Kids Die, Spread to 36 States

Hepatitis outbreak: The situation in the US looked panic after 6 kids reported to have lost their lives due to hepatitis. But now, experts say that it may have happened due to some infectious disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 6 causalities last week. The agency further stated that the hepatitis outbreak has expanded to almost 180 patients across 36 states over the last 7 months.

In other words, the rise of the outbreak continues to expand in more states with each passing day.

It looks evident as the number of cases increased up to 70 in a span of 2 weeks. But CDC earlier stated that it was mainly “retrospective” patients who were actually ill weeks or months earlier.

This is what CDC stated in a statement released officially, “Not all are recent, and some may ultimately wind up not being linked to this current investigation,” it said. The agency further clarified that testing ruled out a few viruses that are responsible to cause hepatitis.

The agency is reported to have analyzed closely for any link between the known hepatitis outbreak and the virus that actually killed over 1 million Americans.


Hepatitis Outbreak & Child Deaths

As the number of cases continues to rise, CDC looked keen to investigate the mysterious outbreak of severe form of hepatitis in as many as 110 children.

Melissa Nolan, who’s a well known professor of epidemiology at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health stressed that this hepatitis outbreak is nowhere related to COVID-19 vaccines.

The report submitted by the agency states that total number of such cases involve less than 5 years of age.

In order to stop this happening, the agency and other bodies need to function at the optimum level. On the other hand various researches are also being conducted to know the actual cause of such a pandemic.


Also Read: Mystery of Hepatitis Cases in Kids Deepens as CDC Probe Continues


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