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  • LA: 2018/2019 Hepatitis A

    Source: http://www.kplctv.com/2018/12/18/hea...eak-louisiana/

    Health department investigating Hepatitis A outbreak in Louisiana
    By Danae Leake and Cheryl Mercedes | December 18, 2018 at 10:25 AM CST - Updated December 18 at 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced Tuesday the Louisiana Office of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections.

    As of Dec. 14, Louisiana has 24 reported cases of HAV infection, three of which are not linked to the current outbreak. That’s nearly three times the number of cases LDH saw in 2017.

    East Baton Rouge Parish and surrounding parishes, including Livingston and Ascension parishes, has fewer than five HAV cases. Morehouse Parish has between five to ten reported cases, according to a map that lists the HAV cases by parish...

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    Source: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3518

    How Many Cases are There in Louisiana Since 1999, when routine HAV immunization of children was recommended by the ACIP of the CDC, the number of yearly reported cases of hepatitis A fell dramatically from over 200 cases in 1999 to only eight cases reported in 2017 in Louisiana. Over the past ten years, an average of nine cases are reported each year (Figure 1).

    Current Outbreak Cases
    As of December 21, 2018, Louisiana has 29 reported cases of HAV infection, three of which are not linked to the current outbreak.
    Outbreak Cases % Hospitalized Deaths Age Range Median Age
    26 77% 0 26-69 years 40 years
    Outbreak cases by parish are shown below in Figure 2.


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    • #3
      Source: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3518

      Current Outbreak Cases As of January 18, 2019, Louisiana has 50 reported cases of HAV infection, three of which are not linked to the current outbreak.
      Outbreak Cases % Hospitalized Deaths Age Range Median Age
      47 81% 0 23-69 years 39 years
      Outbreak cases by parish are shown below.


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      • #4
        Source: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3518

        Current Outbreak Cases As of April 26, 2019, Louisiana has 139 reported cases of HAV infection, three of which are not linked to the current outbreak. These are cumulative counts since January 1, 2018.
        Outbreak Cases % Hospitalized Deaths Age Range Median Age
        136 66% 1 21-81 years 35 years
        Outbreak cases by parish are shown below.


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        • #5
          Source: https://kpel965.com/hep-a-outbreak-s...-in-louisiana/

          Hep A outbreak spreads in Louisiana
          Louisiana Network
          June 26, 2019

          Louisiana’s Hepatitis A outbreak is growing, with 305 new cases since an outbreak was declared last December. Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter says while we haven’t seen outbreaks in the thousands like other states, it’s still a significantly more cases than normal.

          “Typically, in Louisiana, every year we see between five and fifteen cases of Hepatitis A, so to have 300 cases, in less than 12 months, is very concerning for us.”...

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          • #6
            Source: https://www.nola.com/news/article_3f...83c363b6d.html



            Ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in Louisiana doubles in just two months
            BY EMILY WOODRUFF | Staff writer Jul 23, 2019 - 2:44 pm

            In a typical year, Louisiana sees about nine cases of hepatitis A, a liver infection that causes fatigue, jaundice, nausea and in rare instances death.

            But almost 100 new cases of hepatitis A have been reported in just the last month, according to the state Department of Health.

            Louisiana is one of several states in the midst of a hepatitis A outbreak that shows no signs of slowing down, despite efforts to stamp it out.

            Total Louisiana cases related to the outbreak, which started in January 2018, have more than doubled just in the past two months. In May, the number of 2019 cases related to the outbreak was 173. By June, the total number of reported cases jumped to 278, and it had reached 375 by July 18.

            The outbreak is spreading mostly among drug users and homeless people, according to Dr. Frank Welch, the medical director for Louisiana’s Bureau of Community Preparedness. It's most concentrated in Livingston and East Baton Rouge parishes, which account for 160 to 200 of the cases...

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            • #7
              Source: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3518
              As of August 2, 2019, Louisiana has 428 reported cases of HAV infection, five of which are not linked to the current outbreak. These are cumulative counts since January 1, 2018.
              Outbreak Cases % Hospitalized Deaths Age Range Median Age
              423 58% 1 5-81 years 35 years
              Outbreak cases by parish are shown below.

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              • #8
                Source: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3518
                As of August 9, 2019, Louisiana has 450 reported cases of HAV infection, five of which are not linked to the current outbreak. These are cumulative counts since January 1, 2018.
                Outbreak Cases % Hospitalized Deaths Age Range Median Age
                445 58% 1 5-81 years 35 years
                Outbreak cases by parish are shown below.

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                • #9
                  Source: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3518
                  How Many Cases are There in Louisiana Since 1999, when routine HAV immunization of children was recommended by the ACIP of the CDC, the number of yearly reported cases of hepatitis A fell dramatically from over 200 cases in 1999 to only eight cases reported in 2017 in Louisiana. Over the past ten years, an average of nine cases are reported each year (Figure 1).


                  Current Outbreak Cases
                  As of August 23, 2019, Louisiana has 489 reported cases of HAV infection, five of which are not linked to the current outbreak. These are cumulative counts since January 1, 2018.
                  Outbreak Cases % Hospitalized Deaths Age Range Median Age
                  484 58% 1 5-81 years 36 years
                  Outbreak cases by parish are shown below.

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                  • #10
                    Source: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3518
                    Current Outbreak Cases

                    As of January 10, 2020, Louisiana has 722 reported cases of HAV infection, 5 of which are not linked to the current outbreak. These are cumulative counts since January 1, 2018.

                    Outbreak Cases % Hospitalized Deaths Age Range Median Age
                    717 57% 2 5-81 years 36 years


                    Outbreak cases by week of onset are shown below (Figure 2). Please note, all data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received. Case counts shown for recent weeks may increase due to what is known as a reporting lag – the time between a patient’s onset, diagnosis, and reporting of laboratory results.





                    Outbreak cases by parish are shown below.

                    Outbreak Cases by Parish


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                    • #11
                      Source: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3518
                      Current Outbreak Cases

                      As of February 7, 2020, Louisiana has 775 reported cases of HAV infection, 5 of which are not linked to the current outbreak. These are cumulative counts since January 1, 2018.

                      Outbreak Cases % Hospitalized Deaths Age Range Median Age
                      770 57% 3 5-81 years 37 years


                      Outbreak cases by week of onset are shown below (Figure 2). Please note, all data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received. Case counts shown for recent weeks may increase due to what is known as a reporting lag – the time between a patient’s onset, diagnosis, and reporting of laboratory results.





                      Outbreak cases by parish are shown below.







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