May 13, 2019

CDC: Hepatitis A infections up nearly 300%

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

In the May 10 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that hepatitis A infections were up 294% in 2016-2018, compared with 2013-2015.

The increases are related to outbreaks among homeless people, men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, and people who ate contaminated food.

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The CDC received some 15,000 reports of hepatitis A infections from 2016 to 2018.


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