More Severe Hepatitis Cases Being Reported in Illinois Children

More Severe Hepatitis Cases Being Reported in Illinois Children

(IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported Wednesday more cases of severe hepatitis in children.

A total of nine pediatric patients are under investigation for hepatitis, which is inflammation of the liver. That’s up from the three reported last moth, IDPH Spokesperson Mike Claffey said.

Officials are asking doctors and parents to look for potential symptoms including fever, fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, dark urine and jaundice.