Hepatitis A

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SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

In a typical year there are fewer than a dozen Hepatitis A cases in Summit County. So far this year there have been 143. The outbreak has been linked to high-risk populations, including the homeless and street drug users. The liver virus is transmitted by fecal matter or close person-to-person contact. But incidents have also been reported among the general population.

Tracy Rodriguez is the communicable diseases supervisor for Summit County Public Health.

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WKSU

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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WKSU

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Health officials are raising awareness about a Hepatitis A outbreak.

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

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Increase in Hepatitis A Cases Concerns Ohio Health Officials

Apr 26, 2018
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PIXABAY

A large increase in Hepatitis A cases in Ohio has health officials concerned. There have been 47 cases of the highly contagious liver infection confirmed this year compared to just five cases at this same time last year.