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Sixth US Child’s Death Linked to Unexplained Liver Disease

Health officials added another child to the list of US deaths from unexplained pediatric hepatitis, bringing the total to six.  

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was investigating 180 cases of hepatitis with unknown origin in children, up from 109 as of May 6. Thirty-six US states and territories have reported suspected cases. There have been 15 liver transplants associated with the cases.