Ohio confirms 79 hepatitis A cases as outbreak spreads

On June 22, the Ohio Department of Health reported an outbreak of hepatitis A that has ravaged its surrounding states, according ABC6.

So far, Michigan reported 843 cases, Kentucky reported 761, West Virginia reported 248, Indiana reported 138 and Ohio reported 79 cases. Ohio's cases are about double what the state reported last year.

Across the state, community health departments are about to receive thousands of doses of the hepatitis A vaccine, which will cover infected adults for the next 20 years.

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