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Mystery childhood hepatitis outbreak in UK may have peaked, doctors say

197 children have been diagnosed with the acute illness this year, with 11 needing a liver transplant

Doctors believe an unusual outbreak of acute hepatitis among children may have peaked in the UK, as work continues to understand the cause of the mysterious illness.

Figures released on Friday by the UK Health Security Agency show that 197 children have been diagnosed with unexplained acute hepatitis this year, with 11 becoming so ill they needed a liver transplant. None in the UK have died.

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