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    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    There's a Sudden Increase of Hepatitis A in Ohio
    Posted By BJ Colangelo on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 3:13 PM

    Ohio has been added to a growing list of states experiencing a spike in cases of Hepatitis A.

    A release from the Greene County Public Health Commissioner on Tuesday notes there are currently 31 active cases in Ohio. To compare, there were only four reported cases around this time in 2017, two in 2016, and five in 2015...

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    Ohio Department of Health issues state outbreak of Hepatitis A
    By Michael Bratton |
    Posted: Fri 5:11 PM, Jun 22, 2018 |
    Updated: Fri 5:18 PM, Jun 22, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVG) - The Ohio Department of Health is issuing a statewide outbreak of Hepatitis A.

    Health officials there are 79 reported cases of the infection statewide, which is almost double the number of cases reported during all of last year.

    According to a release, the elevated numbers are due to recent outbreaks in the neighboring states of Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia...


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      Henry County confirms hepatitis A case
      Published on July 6, 2018 | Updated 6:20 p. m.

      The Henry County Health Department has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a food handler at Taco Bell on Wood Drive in Napoleon.

      Anyone who ate at the restaurant between June 11 and 28 may have been exposed to the virus and is encouraged to contact their health care provider to be assessed for vaccination or treatment...


      • #4

        Hepatitis A case confirmed at Gallipolis restaurant
        By WSAZ News Staff |
        Posted: Thu 3:34 PM, Jul 19, 2018 |
        Updated: Thu 3:47 PM, Jul 19, 2018

        GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) – Two hepatitis A cases have been confirmed in Gallia County, including a food service worker, the county health department reports.

        The food service worker case is at Arby’s along state Route 7 in Gallipolis, the health department said Thursday. It says that restaurant has temporarily closed to sanitize equipment.

        That employee did not get the virus through any other Arby’s employees, the health department reports. It also say the company is cooperating fully with the case...


        • #5

          Cincinnati reports first resurgence of Hepatitis A since 2014
          By The Associated Press
          Posted: 07/21/18, 4:37 PM EDT | Updated: 2 hrs ago

          CINCINNATI >> The Cincinnati Health Department is working to prevent the spread of hepatitis A after its recent resurgence.

          City health officials this year have confirmed the first cases of hepatitis A since 2014. They’ve identified five cases so far and are investigating six potential cases...


          • #6

            2 Butler County inmates diagnosed with hepatitis A, sheriff says
            WCPO Staff
            2:25 PM, Aug 31, 2018

            HAMILTON, Ohio -- Two inmates in the Butler County Jail have been diagnosed with hepatitis A, Sheriff Richard Jones announced Friday.

            One of the inmates was hospitalized for abdominal pain and nausea Thursday, and then tested positive for the virus, authorities said in a news release. A second inmate was diagnosed a short time later after complaining of similar issues.

            The sheriff, Hamilton City Health Department and Butler County Board of Health were vaccinating other inmates and staff as a precaution, authorities said.

            The inmates are expected to make a full recovery...


            • #7

              Hepatitis A cases surge in two area counties
              Updated 1 hour ago
              By Kaitlin Schroeder, Staff Writer

              An outbreak of hepatitis A cases continue to rise statewide and two area counties have seen the biggest spike of the viral liver disease.

              Butler and Montgomery counties have the highest case counts in Ohio, with 62 and 81 cases, respectively, as of Sept. 24, which is the latest state data available.

              There have been 461 Ohio cases recorded this year. For 2012 to 2016, the median number of hepatitis A cases recorded in Ohio was 38 cases...


              • #8

                First Hepatitis A death associated with current outbreak reported in Ohio
                Posted 9:33 am, October 18, 2018, by Darcie Loreno

                MONTGOMERY CO., Ohio — The first death from Hepatitis A in the state of Ohio associated with the current outbreak has been reported in Montgomery County.

                According to the Dayton and Montgomery County Department of Public Health, as of Oct. 15, there have been 113 cases of Hepatitis in Montgomery County and 666 in the state of Ohio. In Montgomery County in 2017, there was one case, and in 2016 there were no reported cases...


                • #9

                  Taco Bell confirms case of hepatitis A at Warren location
                  An employee there tested positive for the illness, according to Taco Bell
                  By: Keely Loven
                  Posted: Nov 05, 2018 05:32 AM EST
                  Updated: Nov 05, 2018 06:07 AM EST

                  WARREN, Ohio - Taco Bell Corporation has confirmed with WKBN 27 First News that an employee in Warren has tested positive for hepatitis A.

                  Over the weekend, our newsroom received reports of an employee testing positive for hepatitis A at the Taco Bell location on Elm Road in Warren...


                  • #10

                    Greater Cincinnati grocery worker diagnosed with hepatitis A
                    The Felicity IGA is open for business, and a Clermont County official said the most recent inspections have documented proper hand washing and glove use by employees.
                    By Barrett J. Brunsman – Staff reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier
                    Nov 15, 2018, 2:53pm EST Updated 2 hours ago

                    Clermont County health officials said today that an employee of the Felicity IGA grocery had been diagnosed with hepatitis A, and anyone who recently ate food from the deli was cautioned to be alert for symptoms of the virus.

                    Although the risk to patrons is extremely low, anyone who ate deli food from the store at 412 Light St. in the village of Felicity from Oct. 31 through Nov. 13 is urged to monitor for symptoms of the virus for up to 50 days...


                    • #11

                      West Side bakery employee diagnosed with hepatitis A
                      By Barrett J. Brunsman – Staff reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier
                      Nov 20, 2018, 11:47am EST Updated 27 minutes ago

                      Hamilton County health officials said today that an employee of Regina Bakery in Miami Township had been diagnosed with hepatitis A, and anyone who recently ate food from the establishment was cautioned to be alert for symptoms of the virus.

                      The products of the bakery at 3805 Shady Lane are sold on site and also distributed to Meiners Meats in Delhi Township, Hatting’s Supermarket in Green Township, Regina Bakery-Cheviot, Hollywood Casino-Lawrenceburg, Humbert’s Meats (which has locations in Delhi Township and Bridgetown) and Avril-Bleh Meats in downtown Cincinnati.

                      Although the risk to patrons is low, anyone who ate food from the bakery from Oct. 30 through Nov. 10 is urged to monitor for symptoms of the virus for up to 50 days and consider getting vaccinated...


                      • #12

                        Ohio hepatitis A outbreak nears 1,000 cases
                        by News Desk
                        November 28, 2018

                        Ohio state health officials declared a hepatitis A outbreak over the summer after observing an increase in cases linked to certain risk factors since the beginning of 2018.

                        Since the declaration, the number of outbreak cases has nearly hit 1000. According to The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), 971 outbreak cases have been reported to date. One death has been reported.

                        Sixty-four percent of the cases required hospitalization...


                        • #13

                          Hepatitis A Outbreak Ongoing Throughout Ohio
                          By Rod Hissong Ohio 3:20 PM ET Jan. 03, 2019

                          CINCINNATI, Ohio – In June 2017, the Ohio Department of Health declared a Hepatitis A outbreak as cases across Ohio started to rise.

                          There were 1,311 reported cases of Hepatitis A in Ohio in 2018
                          Butler County has the highest number of cases
                          66 of Ohio's 88 counties reported at least one Hepatitis A case last year

                          Ohio typically averages a few dozen cases per year, but at the end of 2018, there were more than 1,300 reported cases.

                          Butler, Montgomery, Franklin and Hamilton counties reported the highest number...


                          • #14

                            Milford IHOP employee diagnosed with hepatitis A
                            By Loveland Magazine -
                            Jan 11, 2019

                            Milford, Ohio – Clermont County Public Health has identified a case of hepatitis A in an employee at the IHOP restaurant at 5699 Romar Drive in Milford.

                            According to the Clermont County Board of Health the risk to patrons is extremely low. However, as a precaution they are asking anyone who has eaten at IHOP from December 25 – December 31 to monitor for symptoms of the virus for up to 50 days...


                            • #15

                              Hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow in Ohio
                              Montgomery and Butler counties have the highest number of cases in the state.
                              Updated 22 hours ago
                              By Holly Shively, Staff Writer

                              Ohio has topped more than 1,500 cases of hepatitis A since June, and the outbreak is still growing in parts of the state.

                              New cases of the illness appear across Ohio daily. Montgomery and Butler counties tally some of the highest counts, with a combined more than 450 cases. Franklin and Hamilton counties also reported more than 100 cases each.

                              The epidemic is slowing in those areas hit first and hardest, including in both Montgomery and Butler counties, but it doesn’t mean the outbreak is nearing an end.

                              Across the state, a normal year would have roughly 45 occurrences. There have been nearly 50 in the last week alone and 1,531 in the past eight months, said the state’s epidemiologist Sietske de Fijter.

                              In other parts of Ohio that weren’t hit as hard initially and didn’t start prevention efforts as early, the rate of new cases is still on the rise and haven’t peaked yet, de Fijter said...

                              Local health departments are making major pushes to vaccinate at-risk individuals and those who work closely with them, including on-site clinics at homeless shelters, rehabilitation facilities and prisons...