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Hepatitis of unknown cause (HUC) was the source of an outbreak linked to bottled alkaline water; 21 people got sick and one died.
Customers of the New Jersey Starbucks are urged to get vaccinated against hepatitis A, a virus that causes liver inflammation.
New cases in the hepatitis A outbreak at three Famous Anthony’s locations in Virginia can be traced back to August.
A surge in West Virginia HIV cases linked to injection drug use spurred the CDC to recommend solutions, including hepatitis C testing.
Waterborne hepatitis A outbreaks are declining, says the CDC, but those with private water supplies should still be vigilant.
It’s the 29th state to declare an outbreak since 2016, and all but California’s and Utah’s are ongoing.
It’s the 24th state to declare an outbreak since mid-2016.
At press time, more than 700 cases of the highly contagious disease were confirmed in 22 states so far.
Although the state’s response has been criticized, health officials say they’re finally making progress.
Hepatitis A outbreaks reveal that America’s public health system is failing.
Advocates say the state’s response to new infections was “too low and too slow.”
The bill is intended to help local governments act more efficiently to future outbreaks.
Is the United States at risk of a foodborne outbreak?
This is the 15th state to declare one this year.
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.
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