The Ohio Health Department announced a public outbreak of hepatitis A after an investigation of an increased number of cases in Ohio.ODH, following an increase in cases related to some risk factors from the beginning of 2018. The Cincinnati area is leading in the number of confirmed cases of hepatitis. A total of 68 counties have confirmed cases and five people have died this year. Hepatitis A outbreaks occur in several US states, including neighboring states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia. Since January 5, there have been 1,657 confirmed cases in Ohio County. Butler had 267 of these cases, while Hamilton County had 127, and Clermont County ̵
The Ohio Department of Health announced the outbreak of hepatitis A across the nation after investigating an increased number of cases in Ohio.
ODH issued a signal after seeing an increase in cases associated with certain risk factors from the beginning of 2018
The Great Cincinnati area is leading the status of confirmed cases of hepatitis. A total of 68 counties have confirmed cases and five people have died this year.
Hepatitis A outbreaks are taking place in several countries in the US, including neighboring countries of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia.
Since January 5, there have been 1657 confirmed cases in Ohio.
Butler County had 267 of these cases, while Hamilton County had 127, and Clermont County had 56.
there are five deaths and over 1,000 hospitalizations. Hamilton County saw 127 cases and Butler County saw 267 cases.
ODH said data shows that the age range is 2-81 years old, and gender is 60% of men. Restaurants in Hamilton County require inspections four times a year. The purpose of the checks is not to close the places, but to clean them.
So far, in 2019, three restaurants in the Tri-State area reported staff with a diagnosis of hepatitis A.
"Every complaint – our staff investigates a complaint when someone thinks they got sick in a restaurant – We'll usually inspect we take every complaint seriously, "said Hamilton County Deputy Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman
Some people are more threatened by hepatitis, especially those who have direct contact with people with viruses , those who have homelessness and people who travel The disease that affects the liver can be spread by eating or drinking contaminated food Food can be contaminated if a person who has a virus does not wash his hands well after using the bath before to prepare or touch the food
The symptoms of hepatitis A include:
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