European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
An agency of the European Union
This video explains the different types of hepatitis.
Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. The most common hepatitis viruses in Europe are types A, B, and C (commonly referred to as HAV, HBV and HCV).
On 5 April 2022, an increase in acute hepatitis cases of unknown aetiology among previously healthy children aged under 10 years was reported by the United Kingdom (UK).
This report provides an overview of the cases of hepatitis of unknown origin in children aged 16 years and below reported to ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe through The European Surveillance System (TESSy).