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Seventy-seven percent of recent cases have required hospitalization.
Sparked by outbreaks across the country and a nationwide increase in homelessness, an advisory group has issued an alert.
After a series of outbreaks, some local health departments are running out of the protective shot.
Ten states have reported outbreaks since January 2017.
State officials have issued a public health alert for those experiencing homelessness, addiction and/or substance use disorders.
What do hurricanes have to do with hepatitis?
Inhabitants are facing mounting hepatitis A, addiction and overdose risks.
Officials have reported 1,031 new cases over the past year—one of the highest rates in the country.
Recent outbreaks of hepatitis A, which is vaccine preventable, have raised concerns.
Hepatitis A and B immunization is highly recommended for people with any liver disease, including hepatitis C.
World Hepatitis Day is July 28, providing an opportunity for all of us to aid in the elimination of viral hepatitis.
Unlike in the States, where homelessness and injection drug use are driving new infections, traveling abroad appears to be the source.
Drug use, homelessness and incarceration appear to be major drivers of the crisis.
It’s the 10th state to do so in the past year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends hepatitis A vaccination for many travelers who visit most tropical countries.
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