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Ohio Department of Health declares statewide outbreak of hepatitis A

COLUMBUS, Ohio– The Ohio Department of Health declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A on Friday.

There have been 79 cases associated with the outbreak so far this year, which is almost double the number of cases reported for all of last year. 245 more words



Kentucky hepatitis A outbreak, USA – Update

In an update on the Kentucky hepatitis A outbreak, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has now reported 761 outbreak cases, including 467 hospitalizations as of June 2. 127 more words



Plague: Idaho, USA

Idaho state health officials are reporting on the first confirmed human case of plague identified in the state since 1992. A child in southern Idaho’s Elmore County is currently recovering from the bacterial disease. 118 more words


Customers at Union Station kiosk potentially exposed to hepatitis A: Toronto Public Health

Toronto Public Health (TPH) says customers who ate or drank at a restaurant in Toronto’s Union Station during periods in May and June may have been exposed to hepatitis A. 271 more words


ID News Round-Up

Recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases:

  • To help prepare the world for the next influenza (flu) pandemic, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, together with the 
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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver.  It can cause fever, jaundice of the eyes and skin, swelling of the liver, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and grey-colored stools.    420 more words


Australian woman's death linked to hepatitis from pomegranate seeds

AUSTRALIA — A 64-year-old woman in Australia died after contracting hepatitis A linked to frozen pomegranate seeds, according to local health officials.

Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver that is commonly spread when people eat or drink something contaminated with fecal matter. 392 more words