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What's Making Children Sick?

A mysterious illness of "unknown origin" has the attention of health officials worldwide. Here's what to know.

Published on

may 14, 2022

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Dr. Meghan Martin joins SmartHER News to share important insight on recent alerts from the CDC and World Health Organization of acute, severe hepatitis illness of unknown origin in children all over the world. The CDC is investigating suspected cases in 25 states.

Dr. Martin's experience as a provider (patient and mother of 4) provides important perspective into not only the recent alerts of hepatitis of unknown origin in children, but also other viruses circulating and what parents and caregivers should know (and look for) when caring for sick kids.

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