CDC investigating 109 cases of severe hepatitis in children, including 5 deaths

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tami Chappell | Reuters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 109 cases of severe hepatitis, including five deaths, the public health agency said on Friday.

Ninety percent of the children were hospitalized and 14% required liver transplants, according to the CDC. More than half of the kids had evidence of adenovirus infection.

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