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Emergency response to US Hep A outbreak

USA: Hep A burden for more states. With no let-up in Michigan’s hepatitis A outbreak, which has been underway since August last year, authorities have instituted an emergency response plan. Detroit is one of many cities that have reported cases.of the faecal-oral transmitted infection. The case count sits at 457 confirmed cases, with 18 associated deaths. Meanwhile in NY State, diners who ate at a restaurant in Westchester County between Oct 16 & 23 are being advised to seek vaccination against hepatitis A after a food worker was diagnosed with the viral illness - over 3,000 people have already been given the post-exposure vaccine.