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  • #16
    Outbreak Case Statistics

    (Information will updated each Monday by 2:00 PM)

    Ohio Hepatitis A Outbreak Cases by County (February 4, 2019):

    Hepatitis A Outbreak Summary (February 4, 2019):

    • Number of cases: 1595
    • Illness onset range: 01/05/2018 01/31/2019
    • Age range: 2-81 years
    • Gender: 60% male
    • Number of hospitalizations: 1001 (63%)
    • Number of deaths: 5
    • Number of counties with cases: 67 (76%)


    • #17

      Statewide community outbreak of hepatitis declared
      By: NBC4 Staff
      Posted: Feb 18, 2019 09:55 AM EST
      Updated: Feb 18, 2019 09:55 AM EST

      COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) - The Ohio Department of Health has declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A after observing an increase in cases linked to certain risk factors since the beginning of 2018.

      Since January 2018 to February 11, 2019, Ohio has seen 1,657 cases of hepatitis A according to the Ohio Health Department.

      Sixty percent of those people with the virus in Ohio were hospitalized, and five people have died.

      Sixty-eight of the 88 counties in Ohio have had confirmed cases of hepatitis A, and four counties have seen more than 90 cases each...


      • #18

        Franklin County Jail kitchen worker tests positive for Hepatitis A
        By: NBC4 Staff
        Posted: Mar 13, 2019 04:33 PM EDT
        Updated: Mar 13, 2019 04:33 PM EDT

        COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- An inmate assigned to work in the kitchen at the Franklin County Jail on Jackson Pike has tested positive for Hepatitis A.

        According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, jail staff observed signs and symptoms consistent with Hepatitis A on March 9 and immediately took precautionary measures. The inmate was placed in medical isolation and all kitchen staff was vaccinated.

        Columbus Public Health was notified after positive test results on March 11...