(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota Department of Health officials are investigating reports of pediatric hepatitis from several hospitals. Tests at the M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital yesterday showed that a South Dakota toddler awaiting a liver transplant had adenovirus in her blood. A strain of the virus has been linked with hundreds of unexplained hepatitis cases in children worldwide. A University of Minnesota pediatric gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist says many of the are more severe and mean many of the children affected need liver transplants. The U says a six-month-old who became Minnesota’s youngest liver transplant recipients in the fall had no signs of adenovirus.
Minnesota Health Officials Investigating Possible Pediatric Hepatitis Cases
By Ashley Hanley|2022-05-03T05:17:10-05:00May 3rd, 2022|
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Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!