NYSDOH Advisory: Severe Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology in Children

HOMERegulatory UpdatesNYSDOH Advisory: Severe Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology in Children

NYSDOH Advisory: Severe Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology in Children

On April 19, 2022, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) issued a Health Advisory concerning the emergence of severe hepatitis cases of unknown etiology in otherwise healthy young children. According to the initial advisory, no definitive cause has been identified, although adenovirus 41 infection is suspected. On April 21, 2022, the NYSDOH issued an update notifying clinicians that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory pertaining to the recently identified cluster of children with hepatitis and adenovirus infection. Additionally, the NYSDOH Health Advisory Update provides instructions for clinicians treating pediatric hepatitis cases.

Click here to access the official CDC Health Advisory: CDC HEALTH ADVISORY – RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADENOVIRUS TESTING AND REPORTING OF CHILDREN WITH ACUTE HEPATITIS OF UNKNOWN ETIOLOGY

Click here to review the NYSDOH Advisory Update: HEALTH ADVISORY UPDATE: SEVERE HEPATITIS OF UNKNOWN ETIOLOGY IN CHILDREN

Click here to review the initial NYSDOH Advisory: SEVERE HEPATITIS OF UNKNOWN ETIOLOGY IN CHILDREN

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