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on December 19, 2017 in World News

Hepatitis A Outbreak in Michigan: Ten Times More Cases in 2017 Than 2015

by Michael Patrick Leahy An outbreak of Hepatitis A in Michigan that began in August 2016 has seen the number of cases reported in 2017 increase by a factor of ten since 2015, the last full year of reporting prior to the current outbreak. According to the Michigan Department of Health, 553 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported in Southeast Michigan alone in 2017, compared to only 51 in the entire state in 2015. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that there were 1,390 cases of Hepatitis A in the United States in 2015, or 0.4 per 100,000 residents...

by Michael Patrick Leahy An outbreak of Hepatitis A in Michigan that began in August 2016 has seen the number of cases reported in 2017 increase by a factor of ten since 2015, the last full year of reporting...

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