Case numbers of acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology among children in 24 countries up to 18 April 2022 compared to the previous 5 years

Janko van Beek, Pieter LA Fraaij, Acute hepatitis study group, Carlo Giaquinto, Delane Shingadia, Peter Horby, Giuseppe Indolfi, Marion Koopmans

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Abstract

An increase of acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology has been reported among children in multiple countries worldwide. With a rapid online survey among hospitals in and outside of Europe, we describe case numbers recorded from 1 January to 18 April 2022 vs the previous 5 years. Of 24 countries that responded, we identified 5/17 European and 1/7 non-European countries with an elevation in probable cases of unexplained acute hepatitis, and severe cases were elevated in five European countries.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2200370
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Volume27
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2022

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Funding Information:
Funding statement: The Ecraid-Base project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under the Grant Agreement number 965313.

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© 2022 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). All rights reserved.

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