Puzzling Pediatric Hepatitis Cases Echo an Earlier Mysterious Illness

May 16, 2022

(STAT News) – As public health agencies race to figure out what is behind the unusual hepatitis cases, Messacar, Pardo, and others believe there are lessons to be learned from the ongoing efforts to solve the mysteries of AFM. Chief among them is that getting to satisfactory answers is likely going to take time. There may be an answer to the fundamental question of what is causing these illnesses. But the whys and the how — Why now? Why only some children? Why these children? How is the damage being done? — may take considerably longer to resolve. (Read More)