Since January 2022, we have detected an increase in the number of acute (sudden onset) hepatitis cases in the UK in children aged 10 and under.
Hepatitis is a condition that affects the liver and can be caused by infection with a virus. The viruses that normally cause hepatitis (hepatitis viruses A to E) have not been found in the children affected recently. Other possible causes of acute hepatitis, including some medications and toxins are also being investigated, however so far a link has not been found. The UK Health Security Agency is working with the NHS, a wide range