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    Source: https://www.tennessean.com/story/new...ers/646278002/

    Hepatitis A outbreak infects 14 in Nashville; vaccines advised for gay men, drug users
    Brett Kelman, The Tennessean Published 4:15 p.m. CT May 25, 2018 | Updated 6:31 p.m. CT May 25, 2018

    Fourteen people have contracted hepatitis A in Nashville in the last six months, causing the Metro Public Health Department to offer free vaccinations for illicit drug users, gay and bisexual men and the homeless population.

    Health officials announced the outbreak on Friday afternoon and said vaccinations will begin Tuesday. Vaccines can be obtained at three public health centers:

    East Health Center at 1015 East Trinity Lane
    Lentz Health Center at 2500 Charlotte Ave.
    And Woodbine Health Center at 224 Oriel Ave...

  • #2
    Source: http://fox17.com/news/local/metro-he...tis-a-outbreak

    Metro Health confirms more cases in Nashville Hepatitis A outbreak
    by Katie Grunik

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.

    The Metro Public Health Department confirmed two more Hepatitis A cases on Thursday.

    This brings the total to 16 confirmed cases in the outbreak in the Nashville area...

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    • #3
      Source: https://patch.com/tennessee/nashvill...ontinue-months

      Nashville Hepatitis Outbreak Could Continue 'For Months'
      There are now 23 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in Davidson County, the health department reported Thursday, including four at the jail.
      By J.R. Lind, Patch Staff | Jun 14, 2018 12:11 pm ET

      NASHVILLE, TN -- Davidson County's hepatitis outbreak continues to spread, as the health department confirmed there have been 23 cases, including four at the jail, since the outbreak began in December.

      "We are early in this response, but based on what we know about hepatitis A and the initial cases, we anticipate the outbreak and response could continue over many months," Joanna Shaw-KaiKai, M.D., an infectious disease physician at the Metro Public Health Department, said in a release. "The Health Department's top objectives in responding are to investigate cases, identify contacts in a timely manner, and increase prevention and vaccination awareness among the community and clinical partners."...

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      • #4
        Source: https://patch.com/tennessee/nashvill...reak-spreading

        Nashville Hepatitis Outbreak Spreading
        There are now 26 confirmed cases of hepatitis, including the first two in the homeless population, in Davidson County's ongoing outbreak.
        By J.R. Lind, Patch Staff | Jun 21, 2018 12:42 pm ET

        NASHVILLE, TN-- Hepatitis A continues to spread in Nashville's on-going outbreak, with now 26 confirmed cases, including the first two among people who are homeless, the health department said, with officials again emphasizing that it's likely to continue for months...

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        • #5
          Source: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/b...-cases/473547/


          Chattanooga experiencing increase in hepatitis A cases
          Health department reports increase in hepatitis A cases, urges residents to protect themselves through vaccination and hygiene
          June 21st, 2018 by Elizabeth Fite in Breaking News
          Chattanooga is experiencing a higher than normal number of cases of hepatitis A virus, according to a notice from the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department.

          Typically, about one case a year is reported to the department, but four cases have been reported since early May 2018...

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          • #6
            Source: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/b...s-rise/474083/



            Hepatitis A cases continue to rise in Hamilton County
            June 29th, 2018 by Elizabeth Fite

            Cases of hepatitis A, a vaccine-preventable, contagious liver infection, continue to increase in Hamilton County, according to an alert from the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department.

            Seven hepatitis A cases have been reported to the health department since early May 2018. Normally, zero to one cases of hepatitis A are reported per year...

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            • #7
              Source: https://patch.com/tennessee/nashvill...outbreak-grows


              Nashville Hepatitis Outbreak Grows
              Nashville's health department reports there are now 41 cases of hepatitis associated with this year's ongoing outbreak.
              By J.R. Lind, Patch Staff | Jul 6, 2018 10:44 am ET

              NASHVILLE, TN -- There are now 41 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in Davidson County as the health department continues battling the ongoing outbreak.

              "We have added at least ten new vaccination outreach events in the last week," said Rachel Franklin, Interim Director of Communicable Disease and Emergency Preparedness...

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              • #8
                Source: https://www.newschannel5.com/news/56...since-december

                56 Cases Of Hep A Confirmed In Nashville Since December
                1:18 PM, Jul 18, 2018

                NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Fifty-six cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed in Nashville since December 2017.

                The Metro Public Health Department continues to work with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), as well as other Metro Departments and community organizations in response to the outbreak.

                So far, hundreds of vaccines have been distributed to at-risk groups...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/tenn...html#confirmed
                  Confirmed Cases of Hepatitis A in Tennessee (December 01, 2017 July 19, 2018)

                  Last updated 7/20/18.
                  Cases
                  Hospitalizations
                  Deaths
                  98
                  61 (62%)
                  Confirmed Cases of Hepatitis A in Tennessee by Region (December 01, 2017 July 19, 2018)

                  Nashville-Davidson 56
                  Mid-Cumberland 20
                  Chattanooga-Hamilton 8
                  East 2
                  Memphis-Shelby 1
                  Northeast 2
                  South Central 3
                  Sullivan 1
                  Upper Cumberland 2
                  Southeast 2
                  Knoxville-Knox 1

                  Published case counts may differ due to case reporting timelines. Last updated 7/20/18.






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                  • #10
                    Source: http://www.chattanoogan.com/2018/8/6...-Possible.aspx

                    Health Department Investigates Possible Hepatitis A Exposure In Jails; County Has Had 12 Hepatitis A Cases Already This Year
                    Monday, August 6, 2018

                    The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is working to make contact with females who were held at the Hamilton County Jail the afternoon of Thursday, July 26, through the morning of Friday, July 27, and/or any females who were held at the Silverdale Detention Center on Friday, July 27. The Health Department is investigating a case of hepatitis A who was held in these facilities during these dates and times. The individual was only in the temporary female holding areas and not mixed in with the general jail populations at either facility.

                    As of Friday, 12 cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Hamilton County since May. Normally, the county has 0-1 cases per year...

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                    • #11
                      Source: http://clarksvillenow.com/local/inma...y-county-jail/


                      Inmate tests positive for hepatitis A at Montgomery County Jail
                      By ClarksvilleNow.com August 8, 2018 3:56 pm

                      CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) Officials recently administered vaccines to inmates at the Montgomery County Jail to prevent a potential outbreak after an inmate tested positive for the virus...

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/tenn...html#confirmed
                        Total Confirmed Cases of Hepatitis A in Tennessee (December 01, 2017 August 10, 2018)

                        Last updated 8/03/18.
                        Cases
                        Hospitalizations
                        Deaths
                        140
                        78 (56%)
                        Total Confirmed Cases of Hepatitis A in Tennessee by Region (December 01, 2017 August 10, 2018)

                        Total Cases by Region (N=140)
                        Nashville-Davidson 74
                        Mid-Cumberland 36
                        Chattanooga-Hamilton 13
                        East 2
                        Shelby 1
                        Northeast 3
                        South Central 3
                        Sullivan 1
                        Upper Cumberland 4
                        Southeast 2
                        Knoxville 1

                        Published case counts may differ due to case reporting timelines. Last updated 8/10/18.






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                        • #13
                          Source: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/tenn...html#confirmed Total Confirmed Cases of Hepatitis A in Tennessee (December 01, 2017 August 17, 2018)

                          Last updated 8/17/18.
                          Cases
                          Hospitalizations
                          Deaths
                          153
                          88 (58%)
                          Total Confirmed Cases of Hepatitis A in Tennessee by Region (December 01, 2017 August 17, 2018)

                          Total Cases by Region (N=153)
                          Nashville-Davidson 76
                          Mid-Cumberland 41
                          Chattanooga-Hamilton 15
                          East 2
                          Shelby 1
                          Northeast 3
                          South Central 3
                          Sullivan 1
                          Upper Cumberland 8
                          Southeast 2
                          Knoxville 1

                          Published case counts may differ due to case reporting timelines. Last updated 8/17/18.




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                          • #14
                            Source: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/tenn...html#confirmed
                            Total Confirmed Cases of Hepatitis A in Tennessee (December 01, 2017 August 31, 2018)

                            Last updated 8/31/18.
                            Cases
                            Hospitalizations
                            Deaths
                            200
                            144 (57%)
                            Total Confirmed Cases of Hepatitis A in Tennessee by Region (December 01, 2017 August 31, 2018)

                            Total Cases by Region (N=200)
                            Nashville-Davidson 90
                            Mid-Cumberland 63
                            Chattanooga-Hamilton 17
                            East 2
                            Shelby 1
                            Northeast 4
                            South Central 4
                            Sullivan 1
                            Upper Cumberland 14
                            Southeast 3
                            Knoxville 1

                            Published case counts may differ due to case reporting timelines. Last updated 8/31/18.




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                            • #15
                              Source: https://www.wsmv.com/news/hepatitis-...3dfe35bf8.html


                              Hepatitis A cases in Nashville grows to nearly 120, health dept. urging people to get vaccinated
                              Joey Gill
                              Updated 32 min ago | Posted on October 11, 2018 0

                              There are now more than 119 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Nashville since December, according to officials with Metro Public Health Department.

                              Officials are urging people who use drugs, men who have sexual contact with other men, and homeless people to get vaccinated...

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