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Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads To Additional Indiana Counties

Hepatitis A is highly-contagious because it’s spread through fecal-oral means (Steve Burns, WFIU/WTIU News).

New data from the Indiana State Department of Health shows the Hepatitis A outbreak is spreading.

Ten counties are now seeing a spike in cases, including Lawrence, Washington and Orange.

The state says 283 people have been diagnosed with the liver infection since November. That’s fourteen times higher than the number of cases the state typically sees in a year.

One person in Indiana has died from the infection.

The state is working with affected counties to ensure they have enough vaccines. Nearly 44,000 doses have been distributed by public and private health providers.

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