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Covid ‘not ruled out’ as cause of deadly acute hepatitis outbreak experts say

According to Maria Buti, a public health lead for The European Association for the Study of the Liver, during this specific outbreak, many of the cases reported abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting “before experiencing an increase in liver enzymes”, and jaundice.

Buti offered advice to parents concerned about this outbreak. She told Express.co.uk: “Parents should be concerned if their child is showing symptoms of this acute hepatitis which is not related with hepatitis A or B or C or E and particularly if there is significant jaundice or fever.”

She added: “My recommendation to all parents is that if the child does not feel well go immediately to the doctor – it is always better to get a diagnosis sooner than later. In some cases, children may require hospital admission.

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