The Ohio Department of Health says information incorrectly implicates that a newly declared outbreak of hepatitis A is circulating in the state, apparently as a result of a recent case involving a restaurant employee.
An outbreak of hepatitis A was declared last summer. Department spokesman JC Benton said on Monday that the outbreak was underway, but no further outbreak has been announced and there is no new cause for the outbreak. worry.
EMPLOYEE AT THE ITALIAN RESTAURANT FLORIDA, INFECTED WITH THE HEPATITIS A
The ministry says that more than 1,600 cases have been reported throughout the state since January 2018. It urges those considered at high risk of contracting the disease to consider vaccination.
Neighboring states have also witnessed outbreaks of hepatitis A.
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The disease is transmitted by oral contact with feces, even in microscopic amounts. It attacks the liver and causes symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, fever and jaundice.