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Ohio logs 900 cases of hepatitis A amid multistate outbreak

 

November 25, 2018



SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has logged more than 900 cases of hepatitis A this year amid an outbreak around the state and some neighboring states.

The Springfield News-Sun reports Ohio has seen a big jump in cases compared with the past few years, when the state typically had only a few dozen cases.

People have been hospitalized in nearly two-thirds of the cases. One death was reported in Montgomery County.

Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver that causes low appetite, stomach pain and jaundice. It spreads through close contact with infected individuals and fecal matter.

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