Q&A: Understanding pediatric hepatitis cases linked to adenovirus

The CDC on Friday announced that it was investigating 109 cases of severe, acute hepatitis with an unknown cause among children in 25 states. The cases have resulted in five deaths.
Adenovirus infection has been implicated — but not proven — as the cause of the unexplained illnesses, which have also been reported in Europe.
We spoke with Kevin Messacar, MD, PhD, a pediatric infectious disease physician and researcher at Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, about the cases and other uncommon pediatric illnesses caused by infections,

The CDC on Friday announced that it was investigating 109 cases of severe, acute hepatitis with an unknown cause among children in 25 states. The cases have resulted in five deaths.
Adenovirus infection has been implicated — but not proven — as the cause of the unexplained illnesses, which have also been reported in Europe.
We spoke with Kevin Messacar, MD, PhD, a pediatric infectious disease physician and researcher at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, about the cases and other uncommon pediatric illnesses caused by infections,