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    Source: https://www.wabe.org/hepatitis-a-inf...ng-in-georgia/

    Hepatitis A Infections Surging In Georgia
    Andy Miller, Georgia Health News • Mar 15, 2019
    Since January 2018, 170 acute hepatitis A infections, including one death, have been identified in Georgia. That’s more than six times the number of infections reported in 2017.


    Public health officials say they’ve seen a big increase in acute hepatitis A infections in Georgia...

    ...Since January 2018, 170 acute hepatitis A infections, including one death, have been identified in the state. That’s more than six times the number of infections reported in 2017.

    Of the 170 cases, 87 have been identified since the beginning of this year, said Public Health spokeswoman Nancy Nydam.

    About 60 percent of the infections have occurred in northwest Georgia, North Georgia and the Augusta area. But hepatitis A cases also have increased in other areas of the state, Public Health said...
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