Increase of 1 Probable Case - Hepatitis of Unknown Cause in Children Latest Update from Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) - 8th December 2022
Thursday 15th, December 2022
Irish Report / Story
There has been 1 new probable case of hepatitis in children of unknown cause since the update on the 8th of December 2022 from the HPSC.

This increase in 1 case brings the total probable cases from 35 to 36 on the 14th of December 2022.

All probable cases are in children between the ages of 0 and 12 years of age, 35 of the 36 cases were hospitalised. Two children have received a liver transplant and there has been one death associated with this disease.

There is still no single virus or source that can be identified to point to the cause of these cases of hepatitis in children.

The full update from the HPSC can be viewed at the link below.