JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health says another case of hepatitis A has been found in northeast Arkansas.
The department said Thursday that an employee of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in Jonesboro tested positive for the virus.
Health officials say anyone who ate ...
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health is warning of another case of possible hepatitis A exposure, the latest development in an ongoing epidemic in the northeastern part of the state.
The agency said in a statement Wednesday that an employee of On The Border Mexican ...
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials are working to redirect hepatitis A prevention strategies toward homeless populations following a shift in how outbreaks of the disease occur.
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey surgery center that may have exposed more than 3,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C used poor drug storage methods, an outdated infection control plan and unacceptable sterilization practices, according to a new state report.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Public health officials are investigating a spike in hepatitis A cases in north Alabama.
The Alabama Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that it is investigating an increase in hepatitis A cases in Jackson County. Health officials say the outbreak may ...
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Department of Health says more than 3,000 patients at a surgery center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
Officials say patients who had procedures done at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook between January 2018 ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The city and county of San Diego failed to quickly recognize and control a Hepatitis A outbreak that grew into one of the largest in recent history, killing 20 and sending nearly 400 to hospitals, according to a state audit released Thursday.
The county lacked a concrete ...
Oregon Health Plan to end ration of costly hepatitis C cure
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority is expecting to lift requirements that led to rationing the use of a $1,000-per-pill drug that can cure hepatitis C.
Most patients covered by the Oregon Health Plan had to have liver damage in order to qualify for the hepatitis C cure, the ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s Department of Health has declared an outbreak of hepatitis A, hoping to keep numbers low for the highly contagious liver disease.
Twenty-five of the 28 cases reported this year are counted in the ...
Last claim related to hepatitis C outbreak dismissed
EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Exeter Hospital’s nearly five-year effort to recoup money it paid to patients after an employee infected them with hepatitis C is coming to an end.
The hospital sued a credentialing organization and several staffing agencies in early 2014, two years after the arrest of ...
Kentucky’s hepatitis A outbreak surpasses 3,000 cases
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky health officials say more than 3,000 cases of hepatitis A have been reported in an outbreak that has entered its second year.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Health officials in southern Arizona are reporting an increase in hepatitis A cases in Pima County, prompting a partnership among local health agencies to boost vaccinations and awareness.
There have been 22 confirmed cases in Pima County so far this year. Officials ...
Kentucky jail official: 9 inmates diagnosed with hepatitis A
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Officials say several jail inmates have been diagnosed with hepatitis A in a Kentucky county where cases of the contagious liver disease have increased in recent months.
The Lexington Herald-Leader
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health is encouraging those at greatest risk of contracting hepatitis A to get vaccinated against it after five cases were confirmed in east-central Illinois during November.
Department Director Dr. Nirav Shah says the recent cases ...
BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Health officials are urging adults in northern Kentucky to get hepatitis A vaccinations as the number cases in the region continues to rise.
The Northern Kentucky Health Department said in a statement that it recommends all adults in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton ...
Hepatitis A cases rising in southern West Virginia
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials say a West Virginia county reported a five-fold increase in hepatitis A cases within two months.
The Register-Herald (https://bit.ly/2DUzT9l ) reports hepatitis A cases in Raleigh County rose from 19 at the end of ...
Ohio logs 900 cases of hepatitis A amid multistate outbreak
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
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Additional plaintiffs have been added to a federal lawsuit that alleges Connecticut’s prisons failed to provide life-saving treatment to inmates with hepatitis C.
The Journal Inquirer
Pennsylvania agrees to deal for inmate hepatitis C treatment
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s prison system is moving to settle a lawsuit by agreeing to provide an expensive prescription drug treatment regimen for prisoners who suffer from chronic hepatitis C infections.
The Corrections Department and lawyers for thousands of inmates filed a ...
Agency reports hepatitis A outbreak in Albuquerque area
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in the Albuquerque area.
The department says that since the end of October it has confirmed four acute infections in adults and that the outbreak has primarily involved people who are ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health official in West Virginia says there’s been a drop in the number of hepatitis A cases being reported.
W.Va. school food service worker diagnosed with hepatitis A
GHENT, W.Va. (AP) — School officials in West Virginia say a food service worker has been diagnosed with hepatitis A.
News outlets report the worker was employed at Ghent Elementary School in Raleigh County.
The Raleigh County Board of Education says it’s taking steps to clean and ...
Health Department warns of dangerous hepatitis A outbreak
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Health is warning that an outbreak of hepatitis A has killed one person and sickened more than 400 others.
The department says the outbreak most heavily ...
Hundreds who went to restaurant at risk for hepatitis A
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Officials say at least 150 people who went to a North Carolina restaurant are at risk of getting hepatitis A.
Mecklenburg County Health Director Gibbie Harris said at a news conference Thursday that those who ate or drank at the Village Tavern in Charlotte’s ...
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Death related to hepatitis A outbreak is confirmed
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the first death related to an ongoing outbreak of hepatitis A.
According to a news release, the death happened in October. News outlets reported Tuesday that additional details about the case are ...
2 more hepatitis A-related deaths reported in Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky health officials say they are investigating two recent hepatitis A-related deaths in Franklin County.
The Department for Public Health declared a hepatitis A outbreak last year.
Since August 2017, more than 2,275 outbreak-associated cases of acute ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County health authorities have declared an end to an outbreak of hepatitis A that began two years ago, killed 20 people and sickened nearly 600.
Public health officer Dr. Wilma Wooten said that Oct. 25 marked 100 days since the most recent case, the threshold for ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials have confirmed a case of hepatitis A in Portland.
WCSH-TV reports the Maine Center for ...
Mandan syringe exchange program sees growing demand
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A syringe exchange program in Mandan is growing faster than officials expected, enrolling 108 people since opening in January.
Jodie Fetsch, director of nursing at Custer Health, told
For the first time, a U.S. advisory committee is recommending a routine vaccination for homeless people, voting Wednesday to urge hepatitis A shots to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious liver disease.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made the recommendation at a ...
HONOLULU (AP) — A preliminary settlement of up to $4.5 million has been reached in a class-action lawsuit for people exposed to hepatitis A but not sickened during a Hawaii outbreak in 2016.
Seattle attorney Bill Marler announced the settlement Friday. A claim
HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — A University of Kentucky project aimed at ridding Perry County of hepatitis C has received a $15 million federal grant, and $50 million in donated drug treatments that can cure the disease.
The Lexington Herald-Leader
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading into the final weeks before the election with a huge financial advantage over Republican challenger Marc Molinaro.
Meanwhile, there’s more dire predictions about the future of New York City subways and a ...
Jonesboro latest site of possible hepatitis A outbreak
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health has warned of another possible hepatitis A exposure, the latest in an ongoing epidemic in the northeastern part of the state.
Health Department spokeswoman Meg Mirivel said Wednesday that an employee of Murdocks Catfish in Jonesboro ...
County’s hepatitis A outbreak appears to be past its peak
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health department says a West Virginia county’s hepatitis A outbreak appears to be past its peak.
Dr. Michael Kilkenny with the Cabell-Huntington Health Department said the peak of the epidemic occurred in July and has been gradually reducing. The decline gives ...
State issues alert after surge in Hepatitis A cases
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has issued a public health alert after a spike in hepatitis A among the homeless and people with substance abuse disorder.
The state ...
Louisiana seeking ‘subscription model’ for hepatitis C drugs
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s health secretary thinks she’s found a way to get hepatitis C drugs to more Medicaid patients and prisoners struggling with one of the nation’s deadliest infectious diseases: by patterning medication purchases off the Netflix subscription model.
Officials report festival hepatitis A case, urge vaccination
HOLLY, Mich. (AP) — Health officials say a person who attended the Michigan Renaissance Festival this month was ill with hepatitis A and they’re recommending that anyone who may have been exposed get vaccinated.
The Oakland County Health Division ...
Colorado approves $41 million settlement for inmate care
DENVER (AP) — Colorado has approved a $41 million settlement to ensure the care of 2,200 inmates with hepatitis C.
The Denver Post reports the settlement calls for the state Department of ...
Lexington recommends all residents get Hepatitis A vaccine
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Amid a growing hepatitis A outbreak, health officials in Kentucky’s second-largest city are recommending all residents get vaccinated.
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department announced the update Tuesday. It comes two months after health officials in Louisville ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health officials say customers of a downtown Salt Lake City restaurant might have been exposed to hepatitis A from late July through mid-August.
The Salt Lake County Health Department says an infected worker at the New Yorker Restaurant “potentially handled certain ...
2 West Virginia jail inmates diagnosed with hepatitis A
GREENWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials in West Virginia say two jail inmates have been diagnosed with hepatitis A.
News outlets report the inmates were diagnosed Friday while four other inmates were showing hepatitis A symptoms at the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia health officials will receive technical support from the Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention in response to a hepatitis A outbreak.
State health officer Dr. Rahul Gupta says in a news release the CDC will provide epidemiology assistance with ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Free vaccination clinics will be offered to prevent a hepatitis A outbreak.
There hasn’t been an outbreak in Connecticut but there have been in other states. The state Department of Public Health said Monday there’s concern that a similar outbreak could happen in ...
3 deaths reported in waning Utah hepatitis A outbreak
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah hepatitis A outbreak has killed three people since spreading from San Diego last year, but it’s on the wane even as other states deal with similar outbreaks, health officials said Thursday.
The Utah outbreak of the virus began last year among Salt Lake City’s ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia health department says people who attended a cookout earlier this month at a Charleston bar may have been exposed to Hepatitis A.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An atypical and unusually severe hepatitis A outbreak in northeastern Arkansas has infected at least 85 people and caused at least one death since February, health officials said Tuesday.
In the past week, officials recorded 5 cases of the contagious liver disease ...
PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) — Officials are again warning residents of a northeast Arkansas town of a possible hepatitis A exposure after an employee at a barbecue restaurant tested positive for the liver disease.
The state Health Department said Monday that anyone who ate at Ironhorse Barbeque ...