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After several cases in Ohio for Hepatitis A and some cases in states nearby like Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and West Virginia, the Ohio Department Of Health has issued a statewide outbreak.

According to WLWT.com, as of Feb. 11, the number of cases in Ohio has reached 1,657 across 68 counties, resulting in five deaths and over 1,000 hospitalizations. Hamilton County has seen 127 cases and Butler County has seen 267 cases.

So far in 2019, three restaurants in the Tri-State area have reported employees diagnosed with hepatitis A.

Symptoms of hepatitis A include:

  • Fatigue
  • Low appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Jaundice (yellowish color to the skin and eyes)

You should get the vaccine as soon as possible and practice healthy hygiene rules. For more information please visit the Ohio department of health.

 

Statewide Community Outbreak Of Hepatitis A in Ohio  was originally published on mycolumbuspower.com

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