Three of the children had liver failure and two needed a liver transplant. They have recovered or are recovering.
Hepatitis in US children
The CDC says adenovirus may be the cause of these reported cases, but other potential environmental and situational factors are still being investigated.
Although cases of hepatitis have been reported in immunocompromised children with adenovirus infection, adenovirus type 41 is not known to cause hepatitis in otherwise healthy children, the CDC said. know.