Number of UK children suffering from hepatitis rises to 145

Concerns rise about surge as scientists say lack of exposure to viruses during Covid restrictions could be factor

The number of children in the UK suffering from severe hepatitis has risen to 145 as concerns mount about the mysterious surge in cases.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced an increase of 34 cases but said most children having recovered and no children have died. There has been no increase from the 10 children who have required a liver transplant, reported on Monday.

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