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People travelling overseas are not able to get all the vaccinations they need because of a global shortage of the hepatitis A vaccine. A spokeswoman from the Department of Health and Ageing says pharmaceutical companies are working to address the shortage and priority is being given to travellers. Lisa Maguire from pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline says it is hard to say why there has been a bigger than usual uptake of the vaccine. “It’s really hard…
Hepatitis A is a communicable (or contagious) disease that spreads from person to person. It is transmitted by the “fecal – oral route,” generally from person-to-person, or via contaminated food or water. Food-related outbreaks are usually associated with contamination of food during preparation by an HAV-infected food handler (CDC, 2009c). The food handler is generally not ill: the peak time of infectivity (that is, when the most virus is present in the stool of an…
100’s more received shots against Hepatitis A at a Massapequa Park church as health officials explained why it took them several days to discover more people were potentially exposed than originally thought. The Nassau County Health Department first learned during the New Year’s weekend that someone involved in the Communion process at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church during Christmas services was infected with hepatitis A, department spokeswoman Mary Ellen Laurain said. Monday, the department…
Health officials on Long Island say hundreds of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A while receiving communion on Christmas Day. The Nassau County Health Department said Monday that anyone who received communion at either the 10:30 a.m. or noon Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Massapequa Park on Dec. 25 may have been exposed. A spokesman declined to provide details, citing privacy concerns. Health officials will offer vaccines at the church…
The Cabell Huntington Health Department is closely working with a small community in the Milton area to monitor the Hepatitis A outbreak. To date there have been 11 confirmed Hepatitis A cases which include children and adults. A special clinic was held on Tuesday, December 28th at Chestnut Grove Fellowship Hall on Barkers Ridge Road from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This clinic was held to educate and vaccinate those community members who are currently…
Five cases of Hepatitis A have now been confirmed in Cabell County. According to the Cabell County Health Department, three of those cases have been reported at Milton Elementary. Jedd Flowers, Director of Communications for Cabell County Schools, said the three cases reported are closely related and there is no cause for alarm. Flowers said the school has been thoroughly cleaned. And today, school and health officials had a clinic at Milton Elementary for students…
Approximately 150 to 200 people who were potentially exposed to hepatitis A have been contacted by the Cabell-Huntington Health Department and urged to attend a special vaccine clinic from noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at Milton Elementary School. Five cases of hepatitis A were reported in Eastern Cabell County last week and are still being investigated by the Health Department, spokeswoman Elizabeth Ayers said Monday morning. No additional cases have been reported, she…
Hepatitis A is one of five human hepatitis viruses (hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E) that primarily infect the liver and cause illness. An estimated 80,000 cases occur each year in the U.S., although much higher estimates have been proposed based on mathematical modeling of the past incidence of infection. Each year, an estimated 100 persons die as a result of acute liver failure in the U.S. due to hepatitis A, but the rate…