There is an outbreak of Hepatitis A cases in Philadelphia and Florida

There is an outbreak of Hepatitis A cases in Philadelphia and Florida

Philadelphia and a state of Florida declared hepatitis A crisis, due to an outbreak of the liver disease.

Officials have declared a public health emergency due to increasing cases of hepatitis A.

Florida surgeon Scott declared an emergency Thursday. In Florida, there are 2034 cases in the past eight months which are a quadruped of the entire last year. Most of the cases in central Florida and the investigation of the sources is still going on.

Rate is also in other states including West Virginia with 2,528, Tennessee with 2,022,  Ohio with 3,220 and Kentucky with 4,793.

In Philadelphia, there are almost67% of cases due to intravenous drug use which can be a big challenge for Philadelphia’s official. But there is no exact cause identified yet.

The outbreak is concentrated around the Tampa Bay area in Florida.

Hepatitis A is a viral disease caused by viruses that infect the liver and spread through infected. Often spread when infected people don’t wash hands and transferred to the foods, object. and drinks, This can be prevented by vaccination.

Officials raise awareness of the importance of the washing and to vaccination for those who are at risk.

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