>>Hepatitis A outbreak in Ohio: What’s really going on?
Ohio currently reports 1,595 cases connected to the statewide outbreak.
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The health district describes hepatitis A as a vaccine-preventable liver disease that usually spreads when a person ingests fecal matter, even in small amounts, from contact with food, drinks, or objects contaminated by an infected person.
“The best way to prevent Hepatitis A is to get vaccinated,” Charles Patterson, Health Commissioner said in the media release.
“Proper and frequent hand washing is also a key factor in controlling the spread of disease.”
We’ll update this story as new details become available.