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Dogs or paracetamol may have triggered bizarre hepatitis outbreak in children, experts say

Life & StyleDogs or paracetamol may have triggered bizarre hepatitis outbreak in children, experts say


Medics are still scratching their heads to find out what exactly has lead to the surge in hepatitis cases in the UK. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) reported 163 youngsters have now contracted the virus. Of those 163 children, 11 have needed a liver transplant because of the infection. During the ongoing investigation into the steep rise in cases, the illness seems to be more prevalent in households where dogs reside.



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