Utah hepatitis A outbreak hits 95 cases


The Utah Department of Health is grappling with a growing hepatitis A outbreak that has reached 95 cases, with over 60 percent of patients requiring hospitalization. The majority of cases involve homeless individuals and illicit drug users, with officials citing links to the outbreaks in Arizona and California, Fox 13 Now reported.

“We’ve been out working with the homeless population on foot, visiting them wherever they might be in downtown Salt Lake on the streets, along the Jordan River, trying to find the individuals and encourage them to be vaccinated,”  Gary Edwards, executive director of the Salt Lake County health department told Fox 13 Now. Continue reading.