2 possible cases of hepatitis in children identified in Oakland County, Detroit

2 patients meet CDC criteria for inclusion

Health officials investigating mysterious cases of hepatitis in children; WHO issues global alert

Michigan health officials have identified two possible cases of hepatitis in children. The two cases are in Oakland County and Detroit, they said.

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Two patients under investigation in Michigan meet the Center for Disease Control and prevention’s inclusion criteria, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Here’s the full statement from MDHHS:


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