• National hepatitis A outbreak mostly over in West, but continues in East

    2 days ago - By Food Safety

    The national hepatitis A outbreak has not yet burned out. Since 2016, 35 states have reported 38,476 hepatitis A cases. Through April 2, 2021, 61 percent or 23,373 of the stricken have required hospitalization, and 365 have died.
    The Division of Viral Hepatitis at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2017 has actively assisted state and local health departments with hepatitis A cases. Nine states, mostly in the West, have declared their Hepatitis A outbreaks as over.
    Person-to-person transmission of hepatitis A remains a problem in 26 states. Several groups continue...
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