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Doctors Believe They Have Found Cause of Child Hepatitis Surge

End of lockdowns left children with low immunity exposed to unusual mix of viruses

(Newser) - Scientists believe they have found the cause of a recent surge in hepatitis cases in children—and while they say there's no known connection to COVID infections of vaccines, there is a link to the pandemic. Two teams of British researchers determined that the rise in hepatitis was caused...

Organic Strawberries Implicated in Hepatitis A Outbreak

Multi-state outbreak is being investigated in US and Canada

(Newser) - An outbreak of hepatitis A in the US and Canada has been potentially connected to organic strawberries. The FDA, the CDC, and two Canadian agencies are investigating two brands, FreshKampo and HEB, which were sold at stores across the US including Aldi, HEB, Kroger, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe'...

Hepatitis Jump Among Children Concerns CDC

Infection is the leading suspect, but agency says it's 'casting a wide net'

(Newser) - The startling rise in unexplained hepatitis cases in children officially has the interest of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency announced Friday that it's investigating 109 cases in 24 states and Puerto Rico, including five deaths, for which the cause is unknown. The CDC had issued...

Mysterious Cases of Hepatitis in Kids Spread in US

Including one potentially fatal case

(Newser) - The mysterious liver ailment affecting kids in more than a dozen countries has now been seen in children in multiple US states, and for the first time, a US child may have died of the illness. Alabama, Illinois, and North Carolina were the first states to report cases, Today reports....

Unexplained Cases of Liver Illness Among Children Concern WHO
First Death Reported
in Kids' Liver Ailment

First Death Reported in Kids' Liver Ailment

Health agencies in US and Europe investigate 'acute hepatitis of unknown origin'

(Newser) - Update: A mysterious liver disease affecting children in the US and Europe has claimed its first life. The World Health Organization didn't specify where the death occurred. It said it has received 169 reports of "acute hepatitis of unknown origin" from a dozen countries, with most of the...

Bottled Water Entrepreneurs Must Destroy Their Product

Real Water brand linked to hepatitis cases

(Newser) - The owners of a bottled water company in Nevada are barred from producing any food or beverage without first notifying the FDA after one person who drank the water died. The Southern Nevada Health District has identified 16 probable cases of acute non-viral hepatitis tied to consumption of the bottled...

FDA: Stay Away From This Bottled Water Brand

Real Water is the common link in liver failure cases

(Newser) - Health officials are telling people to steer clear of Real Water, a brand of alkaline water, after several children who drank it were hospitalized with liver failure, Live Science reports. In a statement , health officials in Las Vegas said they are working with their federal and state counterparts to “...

After Bloody 'Vampire' Facial, a Frightening Diagnosis

Health officials: 2 customers of NM day spa are HIV-positive after 'injection-related procedures'

(Newser) - In September, a day spa in Albuquerque, NM, suddenly shuttered , along with an explainer from state health officials that they'd identified practices at the spa "that could potentially spread blood-borne infections." Now, the New Mexico Department of Health says two former customers of VIP Spa who received...

Rat Disease Jumps to Human for Second Known Time

Hong Kong woman had rat hepatitis

(Newser) - Health officials are closely watching developments in Hong Kong, where the second known case of rat hepatitis jumping to humans has been recorded. Researchers first identified a case of rat hepatitis E in a 56-year-old man last month. The second case involves a woman who lived about a mile away...

Hundreds Infected in Deadly Hepatitis Outbreak in California

16 people have died

(Newser) - Declared a public health emergency on Sept. 1, a hepatitis A outbreak in California is only getting worse, the Los Angeles Times reports. There have been 421 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in San Diego County, and 292 people have been hospitalized. Sixteen people have died. The county has vaccinated...

He Drank 4 or 5 Energy Drinks Daily. Then He Turned Yellow

Too much niacin caused acute hepatitis: doctors

(Newser) - For three weeks, a construction worker drank four or five energy drinks per day to help keep up with his intense workload. Then his body went haywire. In a bizarre case Florida doctors describe in the British Medical Journal , the 50-year-old man started gulping down energy drinks on the job...

Teen Drinks Green Tea to Lose Weight, Gets Hepatitis

'I will never buy any online tea again'

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl in England decided she was going to lose weight by drinking green tea, so she ordered two boxes online, the Telegraph reports. Most of the ingredients were written in Chinese, but the girl spent the next three months drinking three cups a day. According to ABC News...

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