• Hepatitis A outbreak definitely involves mainstream population

    14 days ago - By Food Safety

    Editor's note: This is the main story of a two-piece news package we are presenting today. The companion story includes additional information about Hepatitis A and a state-by-state breakdown of Hepatitis A cases. Most case counts in both stories are as of April 30. However, some of the main outbreak states have since updated their counts, which are reflected in this news story but not on accompanying maps.
    In recent months, these headlines popped up in a Google search for “Hepatitis A Outbreak” - “KY hepatitis A outbreak kills 3 people, hospitalizes hundreds” “20th death reported in San...
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  • State-by-state counts show Hepatitis illnesses up and down

    State-by-state counts show Hepatitis illnesses up and down

    14 days ago - By Food Safety

    Editor's note: This is the companion story of a two-piece news package we are presenting today. The main story describes the ongoing, multi-state outbreak of Hepatitis A and how states are addressing it. Most case counts in both stories are as of April 30. However, some of the main outbreak states have since updated their counts, which are not reflected on accompanying maps.
    Food-related outbreaks of Hepatitis A are often associated with contamination of food during preparation. That can happen when a foodservice worker is infected by the highly contagious liver disease.
    Person-to-person...
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