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Following reports from Europe and the United States recently of acute hepatitis of unknown origin, the Israel Ministry of Health reported Tuesday 12 cases of children that were brought to the attention of the Ministry of Health in recent months in two hospitals, Shaare Zedek and Schneider, and may fit the case definition.

The reports are currently under investigation.

Health officials are asking clinicians to look back as far as early January for suspected cases.