Disease

Hepatitis A outbreak spreads to Ohio, USA

The hepatitis A outbreak associated with hundreds of cases in Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia has spread to Ohio, according to a news release from the Ohio Department of Health.

Ohio’s numbers are not as high as those in surrounding states — Kentucky reported a whopping 761 cases over an eight-month period — but its 79 cases are “almost double the number of cases reported during all of last year,” according to the release. Community health departments across the state will receive thousands of doses of the vaccine to help curb the disease’s spread.

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