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  • IN: 2018/2019 Hepatitis A

    Source: https://www.courier-journal.com/stor...eak/431127002/

    Louisville's hepatitis A outbreak: Cases spread to Indiana and now some schools are closed
    Darcy Costello, Louisville Courier Journal Published 7:27 a.m. ET March 16, 2018 | Updated 4:01 p.m. ET March 16, 2018

    An outbreak of hepatitis A in Kentucky, centered in Jefferson County, has spread to more than 100 people — a significant increase in a state that typically sees about 20 cases per year.

    Confirmed cases have continued to grow since the outbreak was declared in November when there were 19 cases in Louisville. At the time, officials said common risk factors included homelessness or drug use.

    Since then, at least two employees in the food service industry have been added to the city's list of victims and more than 20 cases identified in Southern Indiana prompted the closure of at least one school district's campus — which includes three Henryville schools.

    Jefferson County is ground zero for the highly contagious liver infection, with more than 130 of the state's cases and the first death linked to the virus...

    ...It spread across the river to Indiana

    Clark County's health officer Dr. Eric Yazel said Friday the county has 25 hepatitis A cases, with two more that are pending.

    Of those, most have been connected to the Louisville outbreak, which makes sense given the "migration of population" between the two regions, Yazel said.

    "It's almost like one big general outbreak in Kentuckiana," he said, adding that the county is treating the number of cases with the highest level of precaution...


  • #2
    Source: http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/h...52d093aec.html


    10 Hepatitis A cases confirmed in Floyd County

    NEWS AND TRIBUNE 11 min ago
    1 min to read

    NEW ALBANY — Ten cases of Hepatitis A have been confirmed in Floyd County, including one at Bob Evans in New Albany.

    Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver and is considered highly contagious.

    The Floyd County Health Department is working with the Indiana State Department of Health to investigate the recent cases of Hepatitis A, according to a news release. The Floyd County Health Department is still working to identify and notify individuals who may have been exposed.

    The 10 cases were confirmed as of Feb. 2, all among Floyd County residents. One case is linked to the Bob Evans on State Street. A manager at Bob Evans declined to comment, but confirmed the restaurant was open...

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    • #3
      Source: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/...cky/459051002/

      Hepatitis A outbreak hits Southern Indiana with links to outbreak in Kentucky
      Shari Rudavsky
      Published 2:22 p.m. ET March 26, 2018

      State health officials have linked a hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky to an increase in cases of the infectious liver disease in Southern Indiana.

      Since January Indiana has seen 40 cases of hepatitis A, twice the number seen in a typical year in the state. In the past month alone, 17 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed, 11 of those in Clark and Floyd counties.

      The Louisville area also has seen a dramatic rise in hepatitis A cases in recent months, with more than 115 cases since November 2017...

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      • #4
        Source: http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/f...bc236cc28.html


        Floyd County officials investigating Hepatitis A cases
        NEWS AND TRIBUNE 7 hrs ago

        FLOYD COUNTY — The Floyd County Health Department (FCHD) is working with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to investigate several recent cases of Hepatitis A. The Floyd County Health Department is working to identify and notify individuals who may have been exposed.

        One Hepatitis A case has been confirmed in a food employee at TOMOS Restaurant, 4317 Charlestown Road, New Albany. If you ate there on March 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31 or April 2 and develop any of the below symptoms you should seek medical attention. However, given these dates of exposure routine prophylaxis (use of vaccine or immune globulin) is not recommended by the state or Centers for Disease Control authorities for this type of contact...

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        • #5
          Indiana Taco Bell Warns Customers After Worker Diagnosed With Hepatitis A

          The Taco Bell isn’t the first case reported in the state after significant outbreaks were seen in nearby Kentucky and Michigan

          Published at 1:11 PM CDT on Apr 25, 2018

          A southern Indiana Taco Bell is warning customers after a worker was diagnosed with Hepatitis A amid outbreaks in neighboring states.

          Taco Bell said in a statement that customers who ate at the Floyds Knobs location between April 1 and April 18 should follow guidance from Floyd County health officials.
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          https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/loca...480838481.html
          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

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          • #6
            Source: http://cbs4indy.com/2018/06/15/third...h-hepatitis-a/


            Third restaurant employee in Lawrence County diagnosed with hepatitis-A
            Posted 3:31 pm, June 15, 2018, by Alexis McAdams,
            Updated at 04:23PM, June 15, 2018

            LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ind. – For the third time in the past two months, a Lawrence County restaurant employee has been diagnosed with hepatitis-A. This time, the employee who was sick with the virus was working at Mamma’s Mexican-Italian restaurant in Bedford...

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            • #7
              Source: https://www.in.gov/isdh/27791.htm
              Indiana Hepatitis A Outbreak Cases as of June 15, 2018*

              *Tables will be updated weekly by 2:00 p.m. each Friday
              Cases
              Hospitalizations
              Deaths
              138
              59 (43%)
              Please note: Table does not include all reported hepatitis A cases, only those cases that are identified as outbreak-related. Data are provisional and subject to change.
              Confirmed Cases Since November 1, 2017
              Meeting the IN Hepatitis A Outbreak Case Definition*
              County Total Cases
              Clark 53
              Floyd 40
              Harrison 9
              Hendricks <5
              Lawrence 20
              Scott <5
              Washington 6
              *Outbreak case definition: Confirmed hepatitis A cases (hepatitis A IgM positive with acute symptom onset) with travel or an epidemiological link to any state experiencing an outbreak (Arizona, California, Kentucky, Michigan, Utah), Floyd or Clark Counties Indiana; OR a confirmed case who is homeless, uses illicit drugs, or is a close contact with someone who is homeless or uses illicit drugs.

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              • #8
                Source: http://fox59.com/2018/06/21/papa-joh...h-hepatitis-a/


                Papa John’s employee in Mitchell diagnosed with hepatitis A
                Posted 11:40 AM, June 21, 2018, by FOX59 Web, Updated at 12:01PM, June 21, 2018

                LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ind. – A Lawrence County restaurant employee has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, the fourth time in two months.

                The Lawrence County Health Department issued a warning on Thursday after a Papa John’s employee who delivers food was diagnosed with the virus.

                The employee delivered food for the Papa John’s located at 2860 State Road 37 in Mitchell while ill on June 12 and 15...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://www.wfyi.org/news/articles/h...hep-a-outbreak


                  News • Health / July 11, 2018
                  Health Dept. Reports First Indiana Death Associated With Hep-A Outbreak
                  The state recently obtained additional Hepatitis A vaccines to help at-risk counties vaccinate certain populations.
                  Steve Burns/WFIU-WTIU News

                  The state says it’s confirmed the first death in Indiana associated with a multi-state hepatitis A outbreak.

                  The Indiana State Department of Health isn’t releasing any more information about the death, citing privacy laws.

                  Hepatitis A is a highly-contagious liver disease that can be spread through fecal-oral means. Someone can contract the virus through contact with an infected person or contaminated food.

                  While Indiana typically sees about 20 cases a year, there are 214 hepatitis A cases in the state associated with the outbreak. Seven counties are affected so far...

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                  • #10
                    Source: http://www.wthitv.com/content/news/W...488432341.html



                    Worker at Wayne County convenience store tests positive for hepatitis A, health department says

                    The Indiana State Department of Health issued a warning Tuesday for people who may have been exposed to hepatitis A at a Centerville convenience store.
                    Posted: Jul. 17, 2018 4:35 PM
                    Posted By: WTTV

                    CENTERVILLE, Ind. (WTTV)— The Indiana State Department of Health issued a warning Tuesday for people who may have been exposed to hepatitis A at a Centerville convenience store.

                    According to the department, a worker at Casey’s General Store, 704 E. Main St., Centerville, has tested positive for hepatitis A. Health officials recommend that anyone who ate food from the store between July 5 and July 12 get a vaccination by July 26 to help prevent illness...

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.in.gov/isdh/27791.htm
                      Indiana Hepatitis A Outbreak

                      Since November 2017, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has been investigating an outbreak of acute hepatitis A virus (HAV). Cases have been infected with HAV strains genetically linked to outbreaks across the United States. Indiana has an average of 20 cases of hepatitis A per 12 month period.
                      Indiana is one of 10 states experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak, and outbreak-related cases have been confirmed across the state. Information on other outbreaks can be accessed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Transmission is presumed to occur person to person; no contaminated commercial food product has been identified. Based on CDC guidelines, populations who are homeless, transient, incarcerated or use illicit drugs and their close direct contacts are considered at increased risk of exposure to hepatitis A.
                      If you believe you have been exposed to hepatitis A or are homeless, use injection or non-injection drugs, were recently incarcerated, or had contact with someone who has hepatitis A, contact your healthcare provider about hepatitis A vaccine.
                      To reduce the risk of hepatitis A transmission, people who have not received two doses of hepatitis A vaccine may ask their healthcare providers for protection. Additionally, always wash your hands with soap and water after going to the bathroom, after changing diapers and before preparing meals for yourself and others. Do not attend work or school if you are experiencing symptoms of hepatitis A, which include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, tiredness, stomach ache, fever, dark-colored (cola) urine, light-colored stool and jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes). Symptoms may take as many as 50 days from exposure to appear.
                      Using the outbreak definition* (see below), the ISDH will update this website each Friday to reflect counties that have five or more outbreak-related cases. The ISDH updated the outbreak definition on 7/20/2018 and may reflect additional cases that were not included in previous outbreak case counts.
                      Indiana Hepatitis A Outbreak Data as of 7/20/2018, 9:38 AM
                      Outbreak Cases
                      283




                      Outbreak Deaths
                      1




                      Hospitalizations
                      133




                      Outbreaks Cases by County
                      Counties with less than 5 cases are suppressed.

                      County Number of
                      Cases

                      Allen 7

                      Clark 65

                      Elkhart 7

                      Floyd 43

                      Harrison 13

                      Lawrence 43

                      Marion 5

                      Orange 9

                      Washington 14

                      Wayne 23


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                      • #12
                        Source: https://www.in.gov/isdh/27791.htm



                        Indiana Hepatitis A Outbreak Data as of 8/3/2018, 11:38 AM
                        Outbreak Cases
                        334
                        Outbreak Deaths
                        1
                        Hospitalizations
                        149
                        45% of Outbreak Cases
                        Vaccines Administered: 54,971 Outbreaks Cases by County
                        Counties with less than 5 cases are suppressed.

                        County Number of
                        Cases

                        Allen 10

                        Clark 68

                        Elkhart 8

                        Floyd 44

                        Grant 6

                        Harrison 14

                        Kosciusko 6

                        Lawrence 46

                        Marion 6

                        Monroe 5

                        Orange 13

                        Washington 16

                        Wayne 45


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                        • #13
                          Source: https://www.in.gov/isdh/27791.htm

                          Indiana Hepatitis A Outbreak Data as of 8/10/2018, 12:14 PM
                          Outbreak Cases
                          364
                          Outbreak Deaths
                          1
                          Hospitalizations
                          161
                          44% of Outbreak Cases
                          Vaccines Administered: 56,841
                          Includes public and private doses since Jan 1, 2018

                          Outbreaks Cases by County
                          Counties with less than 5 cases are suppressed.



                          County Number of
                          Cases
                          Allen 10
                          Clark 69
                          Crawford 5
                          Elkhart 8
                          Fayette 5
                          Floyd 44
                          Grant 6
                          Harrison 14
                          Jackson 5
                          Kosciusko 6
                          Lawrence 48
                          Marion 9
                          Monroe 5
                          Orange 14
                          Vanderburgh 5
                          Washington 17
                          Wayne 60

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://www.in.gov/isdh/27791.htm

                            Indiana Hepatitis A Outbreak Data as of 8/24/2018, 11:17 AM

                            Outbreak Cases
                            414
                            Outbreak Deaths
                            1
                            Hospitalizations
                            180
                            43% of Outbreak Cases

                            Outbreaks Cases by County
                            Counties with less than 5 cases are suppressed.
                            County Number of
                            Cases
                            Allen 15
                            Clark 73
                            Crawford 5
                            Elkhart 8
                            Fayette 6
                            Floyd 45
                            Grant 6
                            Harrison 14
                            Jackson 6
                            Kosciusko 6
                            Lawrence 50
                            Marion 10
                            Monroe 5
                            Orange 15
                            Vanderburgh 6
                            Washington 18
                            Wayne 85

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                            • #15
                              Source: https://www.in.gov/isdh/27791.htm
                              Indiana Hepatitis A Outbreak Data as of 8/31/2018, 11:20 AM

                              Outbreak Cases
                              439
                              Outbreak Deaths
                              1
                              Hospitalizations
                              191
                              44%
                              of Outbreak Cases
                              Vaccines Administered: 63,572
                              Includes public and private doses since Jan 1, 2018

                              Outbreaks Cases by County
                              Counties with less than 5 cases are suppressed.



                              County Number of Cases
                              Allen 23
                              Clark 73
                              Crawford 6
                              Elkhart 8
                              Fayette 9
                              Floyd 45
                              Grant 6
                              Harrison 14
                              Jackson 7
                              Kosciusko 6
                              Lawrence 50
                              Marion 11
                              Monroe 5
                              Orange 15
                              Vanderburgh 7
                              Washington 19
                              Wayne 94


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