This Outbreak Thursday reflects on our recently-published paper on an observation of hepatitis A outbreak response in the United States. Health departments faced multiple challenges in outbreak response, especially in efforts to acquire sufficient stock of vaccine, communicate with at-risk populations about the benefits of the vaccine, and conduct vaccination programs.
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Recent estimates of cumulative hepatitis A cases nationally show the notable increase hepatitis A infections in 2017 and 2018 and the challenges in controlling outbreak-associated cases given the vulnerable populations at highest risk of infection.
Indiana is reporting an increase in hepatitis A cases.
Outbreak Observatory takes a look back at outbreaks in 2017.
The Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego is particularly noteworthy because traditional methods of containment--vaccination and educational campaigns--have so far not worked to stop the spread, which has prompted public health officials to pursue new strategies.
An outbreak of Hepatitis A in Michigan has been linked to intravenous drug use and sexual activity.