Shift in hepatitis A outbreaks ‘unprecedented’ in HAV vaccine era, CDC reports

Recent and ongoing outbreaks associated with person-to-person transmission have marked a shift in hepatitis A virus epidemiology in the United States, according to data published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.“Since 2016, the United States has experienced widespread hepatitis A outbreaks associated with person-to-person transmission,” Monique A. Foster, MD, of the division of global health protection at the CDC Center for Global Health, and colleagues wrote. “Hepatitis A outbreaks have been reported in 37 states, involving approximately 44,650 cases, 27,250Read More

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