ROCKPORT, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts health officials say a seafood restaurant worker has tested positive for hepatitis A and are warning customers they may have been exposed to the...
CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — Health officials are recommending Hepatitis A vaccinations for some customers and workers at a Burger Boy restaurant in northern Maine.
South Carolina declares hepatitis outbreak
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — What began as a spike in reported hepatitis A cases in Aiken County has now spread to other parts of South Carolina, prompting public health officials to declare a statewide...
MIAMI (AP) — Health officials in Florida say that despite giving out 6,900 free hepatitis A vaccines last week, the state saw its biggest increase in new cases.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Department of Health officials have confirmed 103 acute hepatitis A virus infections since last October with two associated deaths in Bernalillo County.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Public health authorities in Maine say the state's sharp rise in hepatitis cases is continuing.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the increase in...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix, health officials say.
The outbreak of the viral disease that affects the...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado health officials are working to slow a hepatitis A outbreak that they say has already resulted in 52 cases of the contagious liver infection.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Medicaid beneficiaries in Kansas infected with Hepatitis C will be able to receive the treatment they need regardless of how far their disease has progressed, according to a...
Idaho, Utah passengers had possible hepatitis A exposure
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Health officials in Idaho say anyone who used an on-board restroom during a Greyhound bus trip from Salt Lake City to Boise on April 10 might have been exposed to hepatitis...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is seeking almost $24.7 million to treat hepatitis C in prisons.
On Tuesday, Finance Commissioner Stuart McWhorter told a Senate panel about...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say they're seeing an outbreak of hepatitis A cases in the state.
The Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that since...
Number of Hepatitis A cases in Florida county grows
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Health officials say the number of cases of Hepatitis A in a Florida county is growing.
Health officials reported Friday that there have been 19 cases of...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marion County is launching a needle exchange program that will enlist a vehicle the size of a small school bus to combat Indianapolis' soaring hepatitis C rate by distributing...
Martin, Palm Beach counties ‘at risk’ for hepatitis A
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Health officials say Palm Beach are Martin counties are considered to be at high risk for hepatitis A after multiple cases have been reported.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is struggling with the nation's worst hepatitis A outbreak, and its state Department of Public Health is suddenly without its infectious diseases chief.
2 dead in hepatitis A outbreak in Florida county
STUART, Fla. (AP) — Health officials say two people have died amid a hepatitis A outbreak declared in one Florida county.
Treasure Coast Newspapers reports Martin County and state officials...
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Hepatitis A confirmed at Waldenberg gas mart
WALDENBERG, Ark. (AP) — State health officials are warning northeast Arkansans of another possible hepatitis exposure after an employee at a gas station market there tested positive for the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors can safely transplant hepatitis C-infected lungs and hearts into people desperate for a new organ, say researchers who may have found a way to protect those patients from...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has picked a pharmaceutical company for its unusual plan to broaden access to hepatitis C drugs for Medicaid patients and prisoners through a Netflix-style...
Judge: North Carolina must stop limiting hepatitis drugs
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina prison authorities must stop denying expensive medicines to most of the inmates believed to be carriers of the potentially deadly blood-borne infection...
NE Alabama hepatitis A outbreak grows
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama health authorities are urging the public to get vaccinated after a hepatitis A outbreak in DeKalb and Jackson counties continues to spread.
Minnesota inmates win access to costly hepatitis C drugs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota inmates with chronic hepatitis C infections have gained access to expensive drug treatment following a class-action lawsuit settlement.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — This industrial city in central Massachusetts has had many nicknames through the years, including "the Heart of the Commonwealth" and "Wormtown." Among them was this...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers on Monday confronted the statewide spread of hepatitis A, advancing a proposal calling for an examination of the state's response to one of the country's...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three drug companies are interested in Louisiana's plan to use a Netflix-style subscription model to buy access to hepatitis C drugs for Medicaid patients and prisoners, a...
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Health officials warn of hepatitis A spike in Boise region
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public health officials say there is a spike of Hepatitis A cases in the Boise region, with six cases reported among Ada and Elmore county residents since Jan....
Kansas to treat most dire of 600 inmates with hepatitis C
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Nearly 600 Kansas inmates have tested positive for hepatitis C, but corrections officials are focusing on treating only the most advanced cases because they don't have the...
Officials: Ohio has a hepatitis A outbreak, but it’s not new
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health says reports that wrongly imply a newly declared outbreak of hepatitis A are circulating around the state, apparently prompted by a recent case involving a restaurant worker.
A statewide outbreak of hepatitis A was declared last summer. Department spokesman J.C. Benton said Monday that outbreak is ongoing, but no further outbreak has been announced and there's no new cause for concern.
Health department helps deal with hepatitis A at county jail
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana county's health department is helping deal with a hepatitis A outbreak that's reached the county jail.
Diner alert: Worker at 1 Panera restaurant had hepatitis A
An employee at a Panera Bread restaurant in Alabama has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, and people who ate food from that outlet from Jan. 24 through Feb. 5 may have been exposed to the disease, state authorities said.
No other case has been reported, either among the food-handler's co-workers at 2998 Carter Hill Road in Montgomery or people who bought food there between the dates in question, Dr. Karen Landers, a physician with the Alabama Department of Public Health, said Tuesday.
Health officials concerned about growth in hepatitis A cases
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say they're seeing an increase in hepatitis A cases over the past three months, and they're concerned about the start of an outbreak.
The Department of Health and Human Services says they've seen 13 people diagnosed with acute hepatitis A infections over that time, including seven in January. That compares to an average of six to seven people annually over the past five years.
Possible hepatitis A exposure at Indianapolis Burger King
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Recent customers of a Burger King restaurant on Indianapolis' south side may have been exposed to hepatitis A and should be vaccinated against the virus by Monday.
The Marion County Public Health Department says the warning applies to customers of the Burger King on South Kentucky Avenue on Jan. 21-24. It did not say how customers might have been exposed.
Disney World worker has Hepatitis A, no others ill
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Health officials in Florida say a worker at a Walt Disney World restaurant has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, but no other colleagues or visitors have gotten sick.
Authorities said that the virus was confirmed last week in a food service worker at the Hoop-Dee-Doo musical revue at the resort's Fort Wilderness Campground.
The health department has been vaccinating co-workers this week and last week.
Subsidies requested for treating inmates with hepatitis C
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is seeking increased funding from lawmakers to treat prisoners with hepatitis C.
The department estimates more than 3,000 of the state's inmates have the viral infection that's dispersed through blood contact, which affects the liver, The Journal Record reported.
Another hepatitis A case confirmed in Jonesboro
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 at the restaurant on Dec. 22 or Dec. 23 should seek medical care if they develop symptoms such as fever, nausea, fatigue and jaundice.
Arkansas authorities warn of another hepatitis A outbreak
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 Grill and Cantina in Jonesboro tested positive for the virus.
Health officials are encouraging diners who ate there from Dec. 13 to 27 to seek vaccination.
Oregon shifts hepatitis A prevention efforts
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.
The Bulletin reports the Oregon Health Authority has purchased additional hepatitis A vaccines this year, distributing them to county health departments in areas with large homeless populations.
Safety lacked at facility that may have exposed many to HIV
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.
Health officials investigate Hepatitis A outbreak
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 have spread to surrounding counties.
Public health officials urged people at highest risk, including those who use illegal drugs and the homeless, to be vaccinated against the disease.
More than 3,000 patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis
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 and Sept. 7, 2018 may have been exposed.
State audit slams San Diego response to hepatitis A outbreak
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.
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 Mail Tribune reported Wednesday.
Louisiana: Outbreak of 25 hepatitis A cases; get immunized
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 outbreak, said Dr. Joe Kanter, the assistant state health officer.
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 David Kwiatkowski, a traveling cardiac technologist.
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.
Arizona county sees spike in hepatitis A cases
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 say that represents a sharp increase from just five cases in 2017 and 12 cases in 2016.
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 reported Tuesday that Lexington-Fayette County Health Department officials had warned the jail's staff last year about the outbreak that has occurred throughout parts of the state.