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CDC Probe of Children’s Hepatitis Grows to 180 Cases

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US health officials are investigating 180 pediatric hepatitis cases, up from an earlier count of 109, as reports of the illnesses with no known cause increase.

Most of the new cases occurred earlier and were recently reported from 36 US states and territories because they fit the description of the disease released by health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday in an emailed statement.