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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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