Three of the kids suffered liver failure and two needed liver transplants. They have either recovered or are recovering.
Hepatitis in US Kids
The CDC said adenovirus may be the cause of these reported cases, but other potential environmental and situational factors are still being investigated.
While there have been reports of hepatitis cases in immunocompromised children with adenovirus infection, adenovirus type 41 is not known to be a cause of hepatitis in otherwise healthy children, said the CDC.