Georgia Health Officials Investigating ‘Several Suspect Cases’ of Child Hepatitis
The Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) confirmed on May 11 that of the 109 cases of hepatitis diagnosed in children throughout the United States, “several suspect cases have been reported” in Georgia.
“They all remain under investigation at this time,” Nancy Nydam, media relations for GDPH, told The Epoch Times.
Nydam gave no specific number of cases.
In the Tuesday GDPH meeting, WSB-TV in Atlanta reported on the meeting in which state epidemiologist Cherie Drenzek stated that hepatitis could be caused by “a number of potential exposures, previous infections,” with other co-factors possibly being “toxins, medications, animal exposures, you name it.”
“We’re just speaking as detectives really here in a way,” Drenzek said.
Originally appeared on The Epoch Times